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‘Little House on the Prairie’: Nellie Actress Alison Arngrim Hilariously Admits She Donated Her Panty Hose to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

by Madison Miller
Photo by: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Alison Arngrim played the troublemaker and young “villain” on the classic series “Little House on the Prairie.”

The 59-year-old actress continues to embrace her legacy with “Little House on the Prairie.” In fact, she is even willing to lend out parts of her outfit to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

Alison Arngrim and Her Pantyhose

In an episode of “Stars in the House,” a daily live virtual meeting with stars led by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Arngrim explained the time the museum accidentally got her pantyhose.

She stated that the museum has ended up with “various garments of mine in a case.”

Arngrim went to visit the museum and did a skit in the creek near the property. She was dressed in nice clothes so the pantyhose she wore got ruined by the end of the day. But they ended up becoming a part of the museum exhibits.

“I went, ‘Well, these are ruined’ and threw the pantyhose in the trash. After I left, someone got them out of the trash and rinsed them off,” Arngrim said.

Over the years, the museum has gotten a hold of the wheelchair she used on the show, a wig, socks, pantyhose, and some other Nellie-related memorabilia.

There are also a number of museums related to the show and the real Ingalls family. The real Laura Ingalls Wilder was quite nomadic. There are several locations that fans of the show can now visit to relive “Little House on the Prairie.” There is the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Pepin, Wisconsin. It has a recreation of the family’s log cabin.

There is also the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes & Discovery Center in De Smet, South Dakota. Many of the family’s possessions are on display there.

Walnut Grove, Minnesota, which is where the show takes place, also has a museum. There is a replica dugout house, an onion-domed house, a schoolhouse, and a covered wagon. Besides these locations, there are also several other historic spots with scattered artifacts from the family or even from the show.

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Reboot

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the books and they still remain widely popular today. The show is a staple even for newer generations thanks to reruns. The capture of Arngrim’s pantyhose proves just how much people still adore and long for “Little House on the Prairie” on their TVs.

In December 2020, Entertainment Weekly confirms that there is a reboot of the show on the way. There will be a reboot in the form of a one-hour dramatic series adaptation through Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content.

Trip Friendly, whose father bought the rights to the show and movie, is expected to serve as the executive producer. Alison Arngrim has also said that she would be willing to play Mrs. Oleson instead this time around. She is now the perfect age for that role since she has outgrown her role of Nellie.

There have been few updates regarding the show. This is likely partially due to the pandemic and the pause it placed on the entertainment world. “Fans are eager to see ‘Little House on the Prairie’ come back to the screen, and we agree the time is right. We feel optimistic that this will happen,” Trip Friendly said at the time.