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Gertrude – A One Act Play

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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, honored as a “Pillar of the City” in 2019, was a trailblazer. She was not a woman who waited around for anyone to give her an opportunity, but instead made her own way in the world seeking knowledge as a true educator and sharing her talents with many.

The story is told by Gertrude and is based on many of her original writings from the Austin Daily Herald and other publications. The production will also incorporate LIVE music performed by Wendy Larson and Lee Bjorndal, giving the show a bit of old time charm.

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

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.



November 5
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Mower County Historical Society


Mower County Historical Society – Pioneer Building
1303 6th Ave SW
Austin, MN 55912 United States
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(507) 437-6082
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