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Mary Ingalls Society

April 26, 2016

The Mary Ingalls Society was formed in 2012 from outgrowth of the Vinton Visioning Committee. Click on the link for a timeline of Society events IBSSS Mary Ingalls Society Timeline . Tours may be scheduled  for almost any time of . . . read more

History of the Development of the Statewide System for Vision Services

The creation of the Statewide System for Vision Services is the result of three years of study and planning from 2004 - 2007, directed by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The planning was a collaborative effort, first conducted through . . . read more

Friends of the Iowa Braille School

The Memorial and Tribute Fund At the Iowa Braille School and throughout the Statewide System for Vision Services, we are taking steps every day to educate Iowa’s students who are blind or visually impaired as they prepare for . . . read more

Iowa Braille School History

The Iowa Braille School has a rich heritage that we are eager to share with you! Founded in 1852, we are Iowa's second oldest education institution. Mary Ingalls, our most famous student, graduated from this school in 1889. . . . read more

The Mary Ingalls Era

1877 - 1889

Mary Amelia Ingalls was born in Pepin County, Wisconsin, on January 10, 1865. Her father was Charles Ingalls, a pioneer farmer, who later homesteaded near De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota Territory. Mary had become totally blind at . . . read more

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