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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Community News

April 1, 2021

Learn more about Emma Jaeke & Riverwood Bakery, the latest on the Hotel Garber Project, Alumni Weekend, the Truth about NHAs, events, and more in this edition of the newsletter! ...READ MORE...

March 1, 2021

Learn more about the Bruce Springsteen Jeep commercial, Silas Garber, the return of live and in-person events to Red Cloud, scholarships, and much more 




Red Cloud High School & throughout downtown
April 16, 2021

Relive your glory days by participating in an old school cruise night on Friday, April 16th! 

RCHS's Junior class will also have a Burger Bash that night from 6pm to 8pm at the high school


Red Cloud Elementary School
April 24, 2021

Stay tuned for more details as they emerge

Virtual Event: Starts at 7pm
April 29, 2021

Join 66th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference Academic Director Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier and Karim Muasher, Co-Artistic Director of Animal Engine Theatre Company, for a conversation about creating new work from Willa Cather's periodical texts.

Live @OTB
April 30, 2021

Come to On the Brix Tasting Room, located in the National Willa Cather Center, for live music on Friday, April 30th

The performance will last from 7pm-11pm. $15 @the door. 

Joe & Tay are an easy listening, acoustic duo that play a mix of covers and originals.