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Organization name: Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc. (De Smet, SD 57231-0426)
Rachel Clendenin (Project Director, 05/23/2008 - 12/16/2009); Cheryl Palmlund (Project Director, 12/17/2009 - present)
First School of De Smet Blackboard Preservation Project

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.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,557 (approved); $4,557 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2009 – 8/31/2010

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc. (De Smet, SD 57231-0426)
Cheryl Palmlund (Project Director, 10/22/2003 - present)
Preserving Collections Related to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie

The purchase of storage cabinets and shelving to house the society's 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.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $35,000 (approved); $35,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2004 – 7/31/2005

Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association (Mansfield, MO 65704)
Jean Coday (Project Director, 05/01/2000 - present)
Return to Rocky Ridge: Planning the Restoration of the Wilder Farmstead

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.

Project fields:
Program: Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $10,000 (approved); $10,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2000 – 12/31/2002

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