Mary small fileMary Ingalls Pageant

Date: July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015
Location: Iowa Braille & Sight Saving School, Vinton
Director: Nancy Beckman

Synopsis: “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” Pageant is coming to the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa AGAIN! This production has received the endorsement of the Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trust. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an historic event, held at an historic site.

See Mary’s journey from young girl to a blind adolescent. Learn with her about her school in Iowa that would allow her to continue her education. Follow her from the day she arrives at the Iowa School for the blind through her graduation. See her life in DeSmet, South Dakota until age 63 when she died. After the show, you can 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.