Looking over Voyageur Shoulder

Still Room for more.

Chief Black Hawk and Dr. Beaumont

Emma Big Bear and Victorian Lady

Aunt Marianne Labuche will be the next bronze sculpture. She was Prairie Du Chien's first Physician. She rescued and nursed her granddaughter, baby Louise Gagnier who had been scalped and left for dead. Photo is small replica.


Dedicated in 2013, the Mississippi River Sculpture Park Shelter will provide families and friends to gather, share a meal, and imagine the possibilities.

"We are the World” Follies for 2019 Fund Raiser

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This is a special online auction for "Around the World" Follies event in 2019. It's also a first for Prairie du Chien.  Only make a bid if you or a friend or a family member are able to pick up the item during the Tasting Extravaganza.
The Directors of the Follies are offering the special gift baskets as a pre-party online auction.

Here are the rules:
  1. To make a bid for an Online Auction item, simply enter your bid on biddingowl. The opening bid on each item must be at least the minimum bid suggested on each item. Each subsequent bid must follow the minimum suggested increment. Any bids not adhering to this format will be declared invalid and voided.
  2. Once the auction is declared closed, the highest bid that adheres to the designated increment shall constitute the winning bid and will so be marked. In the event of a dispute, the Follies Directors will act as the final authority.
  3. The winning bidder will be contacted, via Facebook message, email, or phone. The items must be picked up at Leisure Time Sports Bar and Grill during the Tasting extravaganza, November 17, 2018, between 1 PM - 5 PM.
  4. Payment for items purchased must be made in full. Have ID ready at the time of payment.
  5. Any item left unclaimed will be offered to the next highest bidder and sold.
  6. By bidding in the Online Auction, each bidder agrees to these auction rules. The Follies Directors reserve the right to add or withdraw items, without notice, to or from the Online Auction. Auction item purchases are final. No returns or exchanges will be issued.
  7. The Follies provides no guarantees, warranties or servicing of auction items and is not liable for any personal injury or damage to property that may result from the use of the item or service sold.

Follies Invite Comes Alive!!

While visiting popular stores in downtown Prairie du Chien you may have come across the table display for “We are the World” Follies for 2019.
Through the use of technology, the invitation comes alive though the use of Augmented Reality.

Augmented Reality is when the “physical world” and “digital information” are combined, an “augmented reality” is created. This combination is called an “aura”. In this case, the aura is triggered by a sign.
The Mississippi River Sculpture Park is the only public park in Prairie du Chien to offer augmented reality. In fact, it just may be the only park of it's kind in the entire Midwest! and, now, it is the first ever to present the follies in this format!

HP Reveal is a free mobile app for any web-enabled device that helps to create an “augmented reality”.

It’s easy to get started
Step 1: Download the app HP Reveal to your web-enabled mobile device
Step 2: Search for and follow MRSP. (mrsp's Public Auras)
Step 3: Point it and watch it come alive.

Test Augmented Reality!

Open HP Reveal on your mobile device. Click the view button at the bottom of the screen. The view button looks like the corners of a square.
Aim the HP Reveal viewfinder at the image below. Watch what happens.
Does a video Appear? You should be viewing a short video about the Mississippi River Sculpture Park.
Go visit the park. Point HP Reveal at each descriptive sign next to the sculpture.

Now, point the app on the program display, It’s Alive!
Please note: This is not a perfect system. The app is dependent on having an internet connection to work. Additionally, the viewfinder can be finicky. Although we have tried to choose objects that work 100% of the time, a change in lighting or another uncontrollable factor can cause the app to be unable to recognize the image. When the app is not able to recognize the image the overlay will not appear.

Follies FUN Raiser

Tasting Extravaganza

Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Leisure Time Sports Bar and Grill
Featuring world class
Beers  wines  cheese and Hard Seltzers
50/50 Raffle – Silent Auction
Playing DVD’s of past follies on the big screen
tickets $10 per person
Available by calling (319) 213-5828 or Leisure Time
Benefit for the Mississippi River Sculpture Park