|When:||10/13/2018 (All Day)|
|Where:||Courtyard Columbia, Lemone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia, MO, USA|
|Contact:||State Historical Society of Missouri|
Save the date of October 13 for the 2018 Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture and Luncheon. Acclaimed author Caroline Fraser will present a program based on her 2018 Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. In a review of the book for the Times, Patricia Nelson Limerick, director of the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West, wrote, “For anyone who has drifted into thinking of Wilder’s ‘Little House’ books as relics of a distant and irrelevant past, reading Prairie Fires will provide a lasting cure.” Fraser’s talk will follow SHSMO’s annual business meeting and a luncheon. Watch for registration to open this summer.