A Birthday Celebration: Laura Ingalls Wilder Turns 151

Today is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 151st birthday. In Wilder’s youth, birthday celebrations were not as popular in the United States as they are today (see post “Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wilder”). However, as time went on, annual birthday parties became a normal part of people’s lives, and today, we celebrate the legacy of the Little House novelist and Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography author.

In celebration of Wilder’s birthday, the South Dakota Historical Society’s History and Heritage Book Club is featuring bestselling author Caroline Fraser at their next meeting, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7:00-8:00pm (click here to find out more).

Image Credit: Laura Ingalls Wilder, age 27. South Dakota State Historical Society, Digital Archives