MUMFORD – Actress Hersha Parady, who played Alice Garvey in the TV series Little House on the Prairie, will be making an appearance at the Genesee Country Village and Museum to meet and give talks to visitors alongside Renee Graef, illustrator of My First Little House.
According to GCV&M, both extraordinary artists will be at the museum for Laura Ingalls Wilder Days on August 1 and 2, and visitors are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters from Little House and take part in some daily activities which might have been done by the author of the original children’s books, Laura Ingalls Wilder, who was born in 1867.
Visitors can build a paper log cabin from the Little House books, create a handkerchief doll, try some old-fashion lemonade, join a barrel roll, whitewash a cabin, make pickles, churn butter, and enjoy dozens of other late 1800’s games and activities.
Parady played the iconic Alice Garvey in 34 episodes of the show during the last four seasons of the series. She will be at the museum on both days for a presentation at noon on the village square with a Q&A from the audience. Then in the afternoon, an autograph session will be held at the Town Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the event.
Autographs will be limited to 200 signatures per session, and visitors must pre-register for the autograph session and purchase a ticket on the morning of the event after their arrival at the museum. Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 and 2.
Registration will be located near the autograph area just outside the Town Hall and staff will be available to sell autograph tickets throughout the day. Tickets are $5 for an autograph signed on an item purchased at the museum and $10 for an autograph signed on an item brought from home. Prices are per item, not per person. The autograph session itself will occur inside the museum’s Town Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Graef is an award-winning illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including the My First Little House series, the Little House Chapter Books and the “Kirsten” American Girl books.
She will be presenting a talk twice per day on her original sketches, her technique and touching on the historical research that goes into much of her artwork. She will also be available for book signings both days in the museum’s gift shop.