Vinton and the Mary Ingalls Society

UPDATE 2014: This was posted fairly recent. I think the big changes are that they did hold their first pageant in August 2014 and the exterior construction work is now finished.

Sarah's Notebook

New Roof Construction New Roof Construction

This fall I was very pleased to have Robert Spangler come on the podcast to talk about the Iowa School for the Blind in Vinton, Iowa and the newly formed Mary Ingalls Society and their decision to start a pageant. Today I visited the school and I’m pleased to report the roof replacement is well underway. If you are planning on visiting before July be aware that for liabilities sake you need to enter the school through one of the long plywood tunnels that lead to the rear doors in the two stairway towers.

Episode 44 – Mary Ingalls and the Iowa School for the Blind
Originally Aired September 21, 2013
Join host Sarah S. Uthoff as she talks to Iowa School for the Blind and Sight Saving School alumnus and historian Robert Spangler.  The ISBSSS is the second oldest school in the state of Iowa and…

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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 Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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