Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed Little House book series to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Wilder’s personal story as a writer, wife and mother is a compelling narrative that has never been shown… until now. Her adventures come to life through interviews with historians, passages from the Little House books, archival photography, paintings from famous frontier artists, dramatic reenactments, a beautiful original score, and original artwork.
Step further into Laura’s world with 35 minutes of bonus features exploring such topics as Native Americans and African Americans on the prairie, the Morgan Horse, and the American artist Harvey Dunn. Finally, travel behind the scenes with director Dean Butler and illustrator Cheryl Harness to experience the making of Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The documentary and bonus features were narrated, directed, and co-produced by Dean Butler who is well-known for his memorable portrayal of Almanzo Wilder on the “Little House on the Prairie” television series from 1979 to 1983. In addition to Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dean produced, directed and narrated another wonderful documentary called Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura.
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Evelynn Gabor says
I love the book and The movies
Donna Stevens says
My Gram gave me the set of books when I was around 10 years old (I’m now58). I read those books over and over. To say I loved them is an understatement lol. I watched the show as often as I could but that was the age when we went outside to play, NOT stay in and watch TV. The books and shows made such an impact on me that I was determined that my daughter would be named Laura Elizabeth if I should have one. Well, my husband didn’t like the name Elizabeth, so when I did have a girl, she was named Laura Beth. I wished I had been lucky enough to have met her in person but it was not to be. Thank you for having and sharing this site for our information and delight!
I grew up reading The Little House book series and fell in love with the books and the characters. Loved the pictures in the books.
EllenDeMoss and says
I have watched Little House on The Prairie since I’ve been a little girl and I’m now 58 next month. Love the show and everything about Laura Wilder Ingalls.
Paulette Miguel5@ gmail.com says
I’ve watched the Little House series numerous times, and will NEVER tire of it, EVER…Rose lived in my town-Danbury, Ct….her house is still occupied on King st.. It’s so nice knowing that she was Laura and Almonzo’s daughter…❤️😊
Tim Reyes says
I love the little house books always have since I was 11 years old.
I remember the story of little house on the prairie when I was young kid and I am 55 now still love story. Calling from Australia 2021
May Cisneros says
I am a huge fan of the Little House books and show and I am so happy that this is a site! Who doesn’t love the life and times of Laura and her family? Love the site! You got all my support!!
Norma Underwood says
I love them too. I have all her books and I also have the cookbook from the show.
Little House never gets old. I loved it as a kid on Monday nights. And I love it now at age 54. I use many of the lines from the show with my own family, they are timeless !! The episodes just never get old.
Minusha Perera says
I have first heard about the Little House on the Prairie tv show from my parents. I remember they said that how much they had enjoyed it. I’ve purchased the entire book series translated to the Sinhala language as we could not find the English version back then. I have immensely enjoyed reading them. It made me travel back in time. Laura’s life story teaches us about love, loyalty, kindness, sacrifice, patience, hard work, determination, and the list is endless.
I still read them and I am so glad that there is a website 🙂
The Little House on the Prairie book series and the tv show is relevant at all times.
I love little house and am very pleased there is a website 🙃🙃
Calvin Scheuvront says
I love little house and I used to skip school to watch it with my mom as a kid..
Cheryl Groves says
I love this show as well. I watched it as a small kid and I watch it today. I have seen it many many times throughout the years. I wished I lived back in those days. I know it was a hard life, but yet it was a strong feeling of home and safety. I loved all the episodes. I hope this show remains on reruns until the end of time. It will always be relevant.
Me too! I wish I could travel on the prairie.
I have recently begun to re-watch the series on Cozi. It is one of the most remarkable shows ever made. It depicts EVERYTHING humans face, even today. The life was hard, yet family and community were so important. I am always ALWAYS uplifted by the stories! The show integrates everything that is lacking today: faith in God, family, hard work, love, forgiveness. The show also covers many issues that are present today: death, disease, racism, crime, infidelity, hatred, women’s rights, bullying. The list goes on. Yet the show always deals with its subject matter with respect and optimism. Those are things we so badly need right now. It amazes me how relevant this wonderful show remains. I am going to make sure my grandchildren watch the show when they are old enough. It is well worth watching today. We have much to learn from it. Although it ran 40 years ago or so, it is still so relevant today. Maybe even more so.
I grew up watching house on the prairie. Well respected show. It covered every possible issue’s we still have today as was already said before e.g, bullying, racism, understanding and forgiving and coming together as a community. It’s a learning curve. The characters was all so talented. My favourite character was Laura and her father in the show. I am now 58 and from the United Kingdom. May the show go on forever.
Pamela Colasurdo says
This is one of my all time favorites. I love the wholesome, simple life they lead and all the importance they put on love and family. It always uplifts my spirit and makes me happy. I watched this series and then went to the library and read all the books as an adult. I love historical stories and that it was a real story. Family life back then was a collaborative effort that kept the family working close together for their survival. There were little outside distractions so the family stayed together as a unit until the children married. I always wish I lived during simpler times in such a cohesive and close family unit. I just watched the series again on Amazon Prime…it was a wonderful distraction during these crazy times of pandemic, tweets and social unrest.
Cynthia S Alberto says
Little House on the Prairie brings back so many memories of my childhood. I enjoyed watching the series with my mom and sisters. 💖😢
Love this story and love that it’s true 💕 I didn’t know that it was true. So grateful to share with my kids age 14 and 12.
Thank you 🙏
It is still on. It shows everyday on the Hallmark drama channel.
I watch all the reruns! Can I buy a set of her books?
Jen Shinn says
Yes! Here is the link: https://littlehouseontheprairie.com/about-us/little-house-on-the-prairie-books/
Little House seasons 1 through 9 are on Amazon Prime video! My husband and I have been watching them all.
Mary Spinks says
I love Little House on the Prairie! Just disappointed that it isn’t showing on TV anymore. I love to come home from work, sit down & watch episodes of Little House. It relaxes me! Now it’s not on. I wish they would bring it back.
LHOTP is showing on TV- you just have to have the right channel: Hallmark or UP. And frequently shows marathons.
I too watched the series and read the books growing up- now watch reruns. Helps with stress.
Would very much like to get this DVD; bought the book regarding Laura’s real life as well. Enlightening-
Jim Clifford says
The DVDs can be purchased on Amazon or eBay. We just purchased them. We then realized they are on Amazon Prime Video. But the DVDs don’t have commercials. We enjoy the wholesome values of the people living in these times.
We can still watch Little House on the Prairie on channel uptv. I loved to watch it when I was a kid and my children do to.
Sheila Helton s says
Little house on the prairie still has reruns on UP TV
I’m still seeing reruns on tv.
You can stream it free on IMDB app
It’s still on certain channels on Dish Network.
Kevin Hall says
Have loved Little house since I was a kid. Will never forget watching it on Monday night’s with my mother. Such wonderful memories to look back on. Still watch them every chance I get on inspection and cozi. Love to all.
Le bui says
One of among my favorite films about family spirit. I love the way they care together
I loved seeing little house on the prairie every dinner my brother and sister would sit in the livingroom to see it. We loved it.
Mary E Smith says
I love to watch Little House On The Prairie..
Hannah Kegel says
Me and my sisters love them too!!
Dianne Gaud says
I love watching little house I love it and I love Melissa Gilbert happy birthday to you and many more .love you. Love Dianne Gaud
Laurie Matson says
Where can we watch the Documentary The Legacy Of Laura Ingalls Wilder? And Almanzo Wilder Life Before Laura?
Jen Shinn says
You can purchase them on Amazon. Here is the Documentary: https://amzn.to/2OhYuIb and here is Almanzo Wilder Life Before Laura: https://amzn.to/2YfGeUn