Spring 2017: “Little House, Big Story” Sneak Peek!


Posted on March 6th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Little House, Big Story
Visit Laura Ingalls Wilder’s former home near Independence

In its seven open months each year, the Little House on the Prairie Museum welcomes 20,000 visitors.

Some are locals. Many are families. A good number are “bonnetheads” – superfans of author Laura Ingalls Wilder and her “Little House on the Prairie” series – who travel there from hundreds of thousands of miles away. 

Regardless of who they are and where they come from, they all pay a visit to that simple plot of prairie 13 miles southwest of Independence just to get a glimpse of where Laura and her family lived in a one-room log cabin in 1870.

“Every season, we get visitors from every state and about 20 different countries,” says Kristin Schodorf, executive director for the Little House on the Prairie Museum, which is one of a small handful of historic “Little House” sites in the country. “A lot of the people who read the books as children – they come here and they’re so excited…”

Want to keep reading about the Little House on the Prairie Museum? Check out the spring issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.





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