Are you 'wild' about Laura Ingalls Wilder?

10/11/2010

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery will host an exhibition called "Laura's Enduring Tale: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of "Little House on the Prairie" from Friday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Dec. 10.

Exhibition displays will focus on Laura Ingalls Wilder, the series, her family and the times in which they lived. The Detroit Public Library, the Wilder Home Association, The Henry Ford and various Wilder museums all contributed materials for the exhibition.

An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the gallery, located on the third floor of the campus's Mardigian Library. During the reception, William T. Anderson, a noted Wilder biographer, will give a presentation on the writing of the classic children's book.

In addition, a special children's program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the gallery. Activities will include trivia games related to the books, storytelling and a contest for the best prairie costume.

Register online for the reception and children's program at http://library.umd.umich.edu/events/. Both events are free and open to the public.

The gallery will extend its hours for this exhibition, staying open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Note: The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but open on Friday, Nov. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Susan Flannery at 313-593-5236.

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