Pageant Updates

Ensign Family/Prairie Fires

Below is a newspaper article from the Library of Congress Historical Newspapers in the Redwood Gazette, from a column titled "Walnut Station Items".Fires were something farmers worried about quite often. In this article it is reported the Mr. John Ensign lost pretty much everything. John Ensign and family have been characters in some of the...

Laura’s Travels

Inside Back Cover in the 1993 Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Program.This page is actually found in many years of the programs.This is a map of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and her families travels until she settled in Mansfield Missouri.After much research I have found that many of the pioneer families traveled great distances to...

2022 Survey Winners

Congratulations to the 4 families who are receiving Laura Ingalls Wilder books from a random drawing of those who completed the 2022 Laura Ingalls Wilder Audience Survey! Winners include Vonnie from Texas, Ty from Wisconsin, Lutonia from Arkansas and Connie from Minnesota.Survey comments were very complimentary with over 95% rating on quality of the show, lighting, sound...

3 YEAR TRILOGY

Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2022, a group of people met at the Wilder Outdoor Theater to do a read through of year one of the 3- year trilogy for the Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant.In an effort to keep the Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant fresh, and a more historicaly correct timeline, a...

Reverend Moses

In the script being developed ” Letters To Rose” by Mark Rosenwinkel there is a new Reverend for the Congregational Church, Reverend Moses. Before him in our production of “Fragments of a Dream” was Reverend Alden. Found in the Library Of Congress historical newspapers from the Redwood gazette a couple articles about Reverend Moses and...

Genevieve Masters

Genevieve is one of the characters we have in the new scripts titled “Letters To Rose” being developed by Mark Rosenwinkel for our Walnut Grove Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. Laura and Genevieve have a bit of a strained relationship at first but then become friends. You can still watch the live feed and Laura &...

Letters to Rose

October 17th we were live from the Westbrook Walnut Grove Auditorium in Westbrook, Minnesota. This was a special “Behind-the-scenes” look at the process for preparing a new script for the Wilder Pageant.  This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to...