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Grace Methodist Church, "Out of the Wilderness" centennial pageant script

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2154

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two copies of the script for "Out of the Wilderness," a pageant staged on October 19, 1944 in the Grace Methodist Church auditorium in Kokomo, Indiana. The pageant includes six episodes that present the past, present and future of the church as told by "Eagerheart" to "Methodism."


  • 1944

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

In October 1944, the Grace Methodist Church of Kokomo, Indiana celebrated its centennial. An elaborate, six-day program was organized and included the staging of "Out of the Wilderness," a pageant written by Eos Petty Richardson and directed by Mildred Bradley Kern. The purpose of the pageant was to present the spirit of pioneer Methodism as lived by the followers of John Wesley in Kokomo.


Information found within collection.

Grace United Methodist Church. "A History of Grace Church." Accessed February 15, 2021.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Eos Petty Richardson.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/02/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/02/17 by Laura Eliason.
Grace Methodist Church, "Out of the Wilderness" centennial pageant script
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.