Pay your Utility Bill online * COVID-19 Updates * Due to heightened concerns with the coronavirus, the Community Center is closed until further notice State of Nebraska Directed Health Measures Updated on Nov. 11th include 6 foot separation and mask guidance along with 25% occupancy rule for gatherings * DUE TO HEIGHTENED CONCERNS SURROUNDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) THE CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE * The National Willa Cather Center will be open from 9pm to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday starting Oct. 1st* * The Webster County Community Hospital and Webster County Clinic currently have COVID-19 restriction in place.

Welcome to Historic Red Cloud: Great Stories Grow Here!

Set amidst brick-lined streets, charming homes, historic buildings, and the immense beauty of the prairie, Red Cloud offers a glimpse into a storied American past while maintaining a progressive vision for the future. Willa Cather’s prairie novels introduced the world to the community and have left indelible impressions in the minds of her readers. Yet rich literary history is only one part of this unique town’s present-day draw. Your off-the-beaten path adventure will let you explore a rural lifestyle while also immersing yourself in arts, culture, history, and recreational pursuits.


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Red Cloud Tourism and Commerce

Community News

November 30, 2020


by the Heritage Tourism Advisory Committee/Red Cloud Community Fund

Downtown Red Cloud has been getting a bit of a facelift recently with a number of...READ MORE...

November 30, 2020

Learn more about exciting progress being made in downtown Red Cloud, the Community Fund's Challenge Grant opportunity, The Corner Nook, and so much more! 


November 28, 2020

A special message from the Red Cloud Community Fund

Nearly 150 years ago, Silas Garber helped establish Red Cloud on his Homestead claim. Early settlers to the region faced a...READ MORE...



Virtual: hosted by The Willa Cather Foundation
December 11, 2020

Join the Willa Cather Foundation for an evening of readings and lively discussion with four Nebraska writers! Lydia Kang, Theodore Wheeler, James Cihlar, and Saddiq Dzukogi will be on hand share excerpts from their most recent publications, as well as engage in a discussion with viewers about what it means to be contemporary Nebraska authors. Willa Cather Foundation Education Coordinator Rachel Olsen will moderate a live Q&A following the discussion.

Virtual from your home
December 19, 2020

Holiday fun for the entire family! Reserve your FREE tickets ASAP. Suggested age range is Pre-K through 4th grade.

December 19, 2020

Lincoln's own handbell choir, Bell-issimo, returns with a virtual festive concert of seasonal music, holiday cheer, and glad tidings. Ring in the season with your friends and family! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of show. BUY TICKETS HERE

May 28, 2021 to May 30, 2021

Mark your calendars now for Alumni Weekend! There will be a lot to make up for because of the 2020 cancellations. Events will include the RCHS Alumni Banquet, the Red Cloud Community Fund's Community Celebration and 50 year class reunions, 5Ks, putt-putt fundraisers, and more!