Mary Ingalls Pageant

Save the Date

UPDATE July 4, 2015: We are doing it again. Check on our 2015 schedule.

From the committee organizing the Mary Ingalls Pageant:

“Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” world premiere Pageant is coming to the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 2014. This production has received the endorsement of the Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trust. Seating will be by general admission and the cost of attendance at each performance is $10.00. Make plans to get your tickets now. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an historic event, held at an historic site.

You will see Mary’s journey from young girl full of dreams to a blind adolescent who believed those dreams were lost. Learn with her about the school in Iowa that would allow her to continue her education and give her tools for an independent life but at a cost nearly impossible for a family struggling for daily survival.   Follow her from the day she arrives at the Iowa College for the blind through graduation. See her life in DeSmet, South Dakota until age 63 when she died.

You will walk the same halls Mary walked for 8 years in the building where she lived and attended classes and listen to the bell at the top of Old Main that rang for Mary’s graduation and every graduation from 1877 up to the last one in June 2011.   There will be displays of historic photos, tools used in the education of the blind and in their daily life, and copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books in print and Braille.

A major roofing and repair of Old Main made necessary by the 2011 wind storm is just coming to an end so the grounds are not as tidy and well-manicured as usual, but you will see the majesty of the campus as you stroll over the grounds or join an organized tour.

So make plans to join us. Information on overnight accommodations and restaurants are available upon request.

Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling 319-214-0096.

Find their Facebook Page here and if you are on Facebook and attending please mark yourself as Going and either way please share the event on your timeline.



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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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