Prairie Wind Players of Grant County

A nonprofit organization

$1,115 raised by 19 donors

22% complete

$5,000 Goal

Give to the Max Day 2023

Time for an Exterior Refresh!

If you've visited Roosevelt Hall, you might have noticed some peeling paint on our big blue building!

It seems like just yesterday since our last exterior painting, but our records indicate it's been seven years! Roosevelt Hall is clad in the original 1933-era cedar siding which is still in remarkable shape. Repainting the exterior of a nearly 90-year old structure on the National Register is not a volunteer job; in order to get the job done properly we must use professional services to prepare, repair, and paint the exterior.


During this paint job, we also intend to "spruce up" the exterior window openings on the east and west sides of the building. We intend to replace the plywood covers with a faux window style that matches the front entrance facade. We hope these changes will make the Hall look more inviting and accessible while continuing to preserve the building for the next decade.

Funds received during previous Give to the Max events have directly helped us make substantial changes and facility improvements. We completed an interior paint job in summer 2020, basement Green Room floor rehabilitation/replacement in spring 2021, investment in a new wireless microphone system in fall 2021, and replacement of our old chairs in 2023.

Prairie Wind Players (PWP) continues to raise funds to support improvements in Roosevelt Hall. 100% of your donation goes directly toward capital improvements in our 89-year-old venue.

In 1981, when PWP volunteers first renovated Roosevelt Hall, and continuing since 1983 when PWP purchased the building, we have had tremendous support from our members, supporters, patrons, and the region in keeping Roosevelt Hall accessible to the public and in continuous use as an auditorium and performing arts space. We appreciate your donations toward maintaining this historic and iconic structure.

About Prairie Wind Players

Established in 1979, Prairie Wind Players produces, promotes, and presents cultural arts programs. With opportunities for artistic self expression, exposure to a variety of theatre and performing arts, Prairie Wind Players strives to contribute to the cultural enrichment of several west central Minnesota communities in and around Grant County.

Roosevelt Hall in Barrett, Minnesota serves as the home of Prairie Wind Players. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, exactly 50 years after its construction. Prairie Wind Players owns, operates, and maintains this historic and unique structure.

Organization Data


Organization name

Prairie Wind Players of Grant County

other names

Prairie Wind Players

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Arts & Culture


PO BOX 246