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Little House on the Prairie Museum is 13 miles southwest of Independence, Kansas. We are a non-profit 501(c)3, whose goal is to continue to educate the public about the author Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie Books, and life on the Prairie in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  The museum stands on the original land where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived with her family in a one-room log cabin in 1870. Memories of her time here later inspired her to pen the indelible classic: Little House on the Prairie. She then created a series of nine books geared towards children but loved by all.  The books depicted the adventures of her family as they traveled across American pioneer country in a covered wagon.

The mission of the Little House on the Prairie Museum is to encourage a love of reading, Kansas history, the Kansas Prairie, and help keep the memory of Laura Ingalls Wilder alive through the preservation of the Kansas homestead site of the Charles Ingalls family.

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”          —Laura Ingalls Wilder