Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ohio Pioneers Exhibit

laura ingalls wilder ohio pioneers

November 1 through November 30, 2022
Main Library’s Second Floor Gallery

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum Exhibit contains photographs and information relating to Mrs. Wilder, her famous “Little House” books, and America’s westward expansion. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum is “where Laura Ingall s Wilder wrote her books.” This traveling tabletop exhibit is made available thanks to Missouri Humanities Council.

Ohio Pioneers is a traveling exhibit from Marietta College’s Legacy Library. The exhibit is inspired by the book, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David McCullough. Included in the exhibit are reproductions of images from manuscripts, rare books, and artwork used by the late Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David McCullough in his recent bestseller as well as twelve colorful exhibit panels describing the history of Ohio’s early settlement by New Englanders following the American Revolution. The panels feature such topics as the Northwest Ordinance, relationships with Native Americans, pioneer life, and the struggle to make Ohio a free state. The exhibit was created by Marietta College’s Legacy Library from materials held in its Special Collections. Funding was provided by generous grants and donations from the Ohio Humanities Council, Edward Parish Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century, and David and Rosalee McCullough.

The Ohio Pioneers: “From such beginnings, much may be expected.” – George Washington

Both exhibits will be on public display in the Lakewood Public Library’s second floor gallery during the month of November 2022.

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