Welcome to Beyond Little House, the online home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, which has been in existence since 2009.

The LIWLRA has a blog, which board members and other guest posters contribute to. We also run a Facebook page. On alternate years, we sponsor the LauraPalooza conference, the only national (worldwide, even) academic conference dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House books. It was held in 2010, then 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019 and will be held again in July 2022. Locations have included Mankato, Minnesota, and Brookings, South Dakota, Springfield, Missouri and Onalaska, Wisconsin.

At the conference, we present Laura’s Legacy Award to notable figures in the Laura Ingalls Wilder community who have contributed significantly to preserving Laura’s legacy.

LIWLRA is an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our executive board members hail from all over the country, and members of the association come from all over the world. Membership dues are annual and anyone can join.