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Organization name: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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HP-20019-00Public Programs: Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)Laura Ingalls Wilder HomeReturn to Rocky Ridge: Planning the Restoration of the Wilder Farmstead9/1/2000 - 12/31/2002$10,000.00JeanC.Coday   Laura Ingalls Wilder HomeMansfieldMO65704-8104USA2000Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralConsultation Grants (ER Title Ib)Public Programs100000100000

To support a long-range site plan for recreating the early 20th-century farmstead of Wilder's life when she wrote the "Little House" books.

PA-50859-04Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsLaura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc.Preserving Collections Related to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie8/1/2004 - 7/31/2005$35,000.00Cheryl Palmlund   Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc.De SmetSD57231-0426USA2004Museum Studies or Historical PreservationPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access350000350000

The purchase of storage cabinets and shelving to house the society's 2000-item collection of photographs, clothing, books, furniture, and historical artifacts, which tell the story of the Ingalls-Wilder families and bring to life Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie" books.

PG-50696-09Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsLaura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc.First School of De Smet Blackboard Preservation Project3/1/2009 - 8/31/2010$4,557.00Cheryl Palmlund   Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc.De SmetSD57231-0426USA2008U.S. HistoryPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access4557045570

Hiring a conservator to conduct a preservation assessment of a 19th-century blackboard built into the wall of a 19th-century school house. The blackboard will be used in public programming to demonstrate education and social history in 19th- and 20th-century South Dakota.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society (LIWMS), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational corporation, requests grant funding to support bringing Donna Haberman, Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC), to De Smet, South Dakota, the home of revered American Children's Author Laura Ingalls Wilder, to examine and consult on the preservation of an original blackboard in the First School of De Smet in order to develop a plan of action to preserve this iconic artifact of American History. This early school building was the original classroom of Laura and her sister, Carrie, from 1881 through 1885 and is a focal point in several of her books that have become classics in American Children's Literature and 19th-century American History.