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Gertrude – A One Act Play

November 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MCHS presents Gertrude – A One Play written by Randal J. Forster and staring Penny Kinney as Gertrude Ellis Skinner, a true Mower County pioneer.

Gertrude Ellis Skinner, born in 1865 and honored as a “Pillar of the City” in 2019, was a trailblazer. As the first female Superintendent of Mower County Schools and the Associate Editor of the Austin Daily Herald, she made her own way in the world seeking knowledge as a true educator and sharing her talents with many.

Admission includes the show and a snack. Beverages available for purchase. Seating is limited, so reservations are required for each performance with discussion to follow. Please contact the MCHS office by calling 507-437-6082 for tickets.

Gertrude – A One Act Play

Written & Directed by Randal J. Forster
Staring Penny Kinney as Gertrude Ellis Skinner
November 3, 4 at 7:00pm and November 5 at 2:00pm
Pioneer Building Stage at the Mower County Historical Society
Tickets $15.00 each
Gertrude – A One Act Play is produced by the Mower County Historical Society and is based on original writings from the Austin Daily Herald and other publications/ All rights reserved. The production will also incorporate LIVE music performed by Wendy Larson and Lee Bjorndal, giving the show a bit of old time charm.


November 4, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mower County Historical Society
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