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“A lot of nostalgia:” ‘Little House on the Prairie’ exhibit the newest attraction at Old World Wisconsin

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EAGLE -- Life in the 1800s is something we've only learned about through books and stories, but now you can experience it first-hand through the life of an iconic character.

"I think there is a lot of nostalgia value. People really have fond memories of having those books read to them as children or reading the books to their own children," said Old World Wisconsin Special Events and Period Clothing Coordinator Cait Dallas.

You can step into "The World of Little House" which is Old World Wisconsin's newest exhibit -- featuring what life was like for Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House on the Prairie."

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

"We've pulled lots of activities so that folks can be Laura and do the things that Laura and her sisters were able to do," said Dallas.

These activities happened not far from Old World Wisconsin as Laura spent her childhood in Pepin, Wisconsin and her mother is from Brookfield.

Visitors can take part in daily chores the Wilders were responsible for -- such as loading fire wood, doing laundry, and building a log cabin just like Laura's Pa did.

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

"To fill in the gaps in between the logs he made a mixture of mud and straw and packed it in there to keep the mice out and to keep the warmth in," said Dallas.

To really feel what it was like during the times of "Little House on the Prairie," visitors are also welcome to try on period clothing from the late 1800s.

The exhibit is bringing together children just learning about Laura Ingalls Wilder and those who grew up reading and watching this classic tale.

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

"It was a lot of work and people got hot a lot of times with their big dresses on," said eight-year-old Natalie Tappa who was visiting Old World Wisconsin for the first time.

"Laura helps connect families in the present," said Dallas.

"The World of Little House" runs through July 31st at Old World Wisconsin.

It's open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you'd like to learn more about this exhibit CLICK HERE.

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