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Photo Policy

Photography by visitors to the Wilder Farm is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.

Visitors to the Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association (“Wilder Farm”) are encouraged to capture and share still photography for personal, noncommercial use. Only handheld cameras with attached standard flash equipment are allowed. No auxiliary flash, lighting equipment, or tripods are permitted. Handheld video cameras are permitted outside of buildings only.

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Professional Photographers and Videographers

Professional, promotional, or other commercial photography and videography are prohibited unless approved in advance. All photographers and videographers must submit their request two (2) weeks in advance and may only photograph/film upon receiving written permission from the Board of Trustees of ALIWA.  Do not seek verbal approval from staff or volunteers upon your visit to the Wilder Farm.

ALIWA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to shoot on its premises. ALIWA staff has the authority to approach anyone suspected of conducting a photography or video shoot and to enforce these rules. Failure to comply may result in removal from the premises.


ALIWA may photograph or videotape its public programs for educational, archival, and publicity purposes. Unless you notify the photographer otherwise, your attendance at a program grants ALIWA permission to display and/or publish any photograph in which you appear.  These photographs may be used in any and all of ALIWA’s publications and in any and all other media without limitation or reservation, and are not subject to compensation. These materials will become the property of ALIWA.

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