Applications due for Litttle Miss Laura, Young Almanzo

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum in Burr Oak, Iowa is looking for candidates for the 2024-2025 “Little Miss Laura” and “Young Almanzo” contest.

A candidate fills out an application form, writes an essay and returns them to the museum address listed on the form by June 5, The address is: 2024.3603 236th Avenue, Burr Oak, Iowa 52101; telephone: 563-735-5916. Website:

It is suggested that a candidate live within a reasonable driving distance to Burr Oak, as they will be asked to attend museum fundraisers and additional activities throughout the year.


  • To have a good knowledge of Laura Ingalls Wilder and pioneer times.
  • Must be available to appear in parades in the area.
  • Little Miss Laura applicants must write an essay on Laura and send to the museum along with her application.
  • Young Almanzo applicants must write an essay on Almanzo and send to the museum along with his application.
  • Must be available June 22 for the “Laura Day” celebration to interview with a panel of judges. The selection will be announced during the afternoon of the “Laura Day” celebration.
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 9 and 12.
  • Applicant must have his/her own costume to wear for interview with the judges and at appearances during the year.

All applicants will receive a T-shirt from the museum and appear in the parade at and join in activities of the “Laura Day” celebration, June 22 in Burr Oak.

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