WSU Sponsored Road Scholar Events

Historic Lanesboro: Norwegian Heritage and Acclaimed Theater in the Midwest’s Best Small Arts Town (April and October)

Velkommen! You’ve arrived in historic Lanesboro, Minnesota, a little city with a big reputation as the premier small-town arts and culture destination in the Midwest. Immerse yourself in Lanesboro’s unique blend of Norwegian heritage, Amish culture, scenic bikeways and rural life as you indulge your passion for the decorative arts, historic architecture and cutting-edge theater. Choose a program date that celebrates the town at large and its internationally acclaimed Commonweal Theater, or opt instead for an in-depth investigation of Norwegian Culture in Minnesota and the dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Whichever date you choose, you’ll see at least one production at the Commonweal Theater, dine at specially selected restaurants and meet local personalities eager to share the best of their historic hometown.

Great River Shakespeare Festival (July 22-26, 2015)

See two plays, in 2015 - Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing (plays change every year), performed by professionals from the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Enhance your theater experience by discussing the production approach and exploring the directing, design and acting functions. The expertise, enthusiasm and energy of the instructors will add greatly to your enjoyment of the program. You will attend both plays as well as participate in some of the special events in conjunction with the festival. Come for an extraordinary experience and excellent Shakespeare conveniently located in America's Heartland. Enjoy beautiful vistas, nature and art along the Father of Waters and experience the unique charm, history and hospitality of the Island City of Winona, Minnesota. People should be able to step into and out of a van. A step-stool and assistance are provided.

For more information or to register visit the Road Scholar website or call toll free 877.426.8056.