A person of history: Laura Ingalls Wilder to visit Grundy County Heritage Museum

Sarah Uthoff as 1930s Laura Ingalls Wilder. (courtesy photo)

MORRISON – A very special visitor will be making an appearance at the Grundy County Heritage Museum next Sunday.

Sarah Uthoff, Kirkwood Community College Reference Librarian and historical interpreter, will be presenting a program on famous author and pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder.

“We’re excited [for the program] and would like to thank the community for their continued support which is needed to maintain the Museum and its artifacts,” Wittgreve said. “We’d like to invite members of the community to this event for a fun family afternoon with an educational experience and to enjoy all that the Museum has to offer.”

Community members are invited to attend the fun, free and family-friendly program being offered at the Grundy County Heritage Museum in Morrison, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.

Visitors are encouraged to wear period clothing for a more fully-immersive experience, as Uthoff takes guests back to the pioneer days on the prairie.

Uthoff, who is a much-respected authority on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life, has had her work on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder published in a variety of different media outlets, and she spends much of her time “playing Laura,” presenting programs and speaking at events around the Midwest.

During her program at the Heritage Museum, Uthoff will transport the audience back to 1931 in her portrayal of Wilder.

For the full story, see this week's Grundy Register.