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Little House Day

Little House Day

Little House Day 2017Travel back in time to Little House Day!

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books take readers back to a simpler time. Now, these classic stories come to life at Enon Library’s Little House Day. Celebrate themes surrounding the pioneer lifestyle, such as self-reliance, perseverance, education and family. Experience life in the late  1870-80s with interactive activities like a petting zoo; period exhibits, including an early American schoolhouse; pioneer kids’ games; period music and crafts; and a Little House performance.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 16
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Place: Enon Library
Parking for this event will be at Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church, 2025 Florence Ave., Chester, VA 23836. Shuttle service available to and from the library. 

Schedule of Events

10:15 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.
Farm Life Presentation

Learn what daily chores and farm life were really like for early settlers, presented by the Frontier Culture Museum.

10:30 & 11 a.m.
Line Dance Lesson

Learn how to dance like Ma Ingalls, taught by the Colonial Squares dancers and caller Bob Clinebell.

10:45 & 11:45 a.m.
Schoolmarm

The Schoolmarm is part of the Frontier Culture Museum’s Early American Schoolhouse demonstration. She will direct a short lesson, teach proper classroom behavior and maybe even give a short assignment!

11:30 a.m.
Little House Theatre
The Chesterfield Children’s Theatre will present a performance from one of the Little House books.

12:30 p.m.
Hoedown
Pa Ingalls loved to play his fiddle for his family and at dances. Put on your dancing shoes and join in the town hoedown!

12:45 p.m.
Grand Prize Drawing

“Timeless” Activities: petting zoo, prairie games, “Half Pint” crafts, and pioneer skills demonstration

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