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.

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

"Aunt Marianne" LaBuche Fundraising

Aunt Mariane Labuche
Currently, the Mississippi River Sculpture Park is raising funds for a bronze statue of "Aunt Marianne" LaBuche. Fundraising is led by 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteers of the Mississippi River Sculpture Park.

Marianne Labuche, was the first person to heal the sick in Wisconsin. Her patients called her "Aunt Marianne". Labuche came up the Mississippi River about 1790. She married three times and was the mother of fourteen children. She filled a crucial need in the Wisconsin frontier with her knowledge of herbs, midwifery, and Native American and folk medicine.
Until a fort was erected in Prairie du Chien, 1816, and a surgeon arrived, she attended the sick and attended to them as a physician, and charged fees. After the Fort, she continued to practice among the people of Prairie du Chien. Her talents were put to the test on June 26, 1827, when her baby granddaughter was critically injured during an Indian attack. Labuche covered the exposed brain with a silver plate over which the skin healed. The little girls lived to be 80 years old. (www.statuepark.org)