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Gertrude – A One Act Play

November 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MCHS presents Gertrude – A One Play written by Randal J. Forster and starring 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 snacks. 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
  • Starring 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 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 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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