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Library Talk: Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Prairie

A selection of prairie flowers from the rare book exhibition complement the original art of Helen Sharp. 

Prairie bloom

Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.
Book sale and book signing at 3 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Laura Ingalls Wilder was inspired by her natural surroundings. The prairie lands her family lived on and farmed provided her with a rich knowledge of plants and crops. This exhibition features Marta McDowell’s book The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder and showcases original works from the Rare Book Collection including prairie plant illustrations by naturalist Helen Sharp that are published in the book. Copies of this book are available for purchase in the Garden Shop.

Marta McDowell lives, writes, and gardens in Chatham, New Jersey. Her garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day, Country Gardening, and The New York Times. Her latest book, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, tells the tale of the plants and places of the beloved author of the Little House series. She is also the author of All the Presidents' GardensBeatrix Potter's Gardening Life, and Emily Dickinson’s Gardens.