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

December 31, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic turning the world upside down and cancelling events, Red Cloud still has a healthy list of things to be proud of that occurred during the...READ MORE...

December 31, 2020

See 10 highlights from 2020, learn about the latest Red Cloud Community Fund grants and opportunities to help make Red Cloud the best small town in America! 


December 30, 2020

The Red Cloud Community Fund recently awarded grants to various community organizations who applied for their Fall grant cycle. This year, RCCF was able to grant more money than usual thanks to...READ MORE...



7pm * Nebraska Shakespeare Virtual Event
January 23, 2021

Every fall, thousands of students are introduced to Shakespeare through the work of Nebraska Shakespeare, a troupe of professional actors and educators whose mission is to bring Shakespeare's work into classrooms and communities throughout Nebraska and the region. Your paid ticket helps to bring these performances to students at no cost!

Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
December 07, 2020 to February 02, 2021

The work of John Blake Bergers returns to the Red Cloud Opera House gallery! Comprised of pieces from the National Willa Cather Center's permanent collection, this exhibit features twenty-two of Bergers' best-loved images. All are inspired by the works and world of Willa Cather, but also capture Bergers' own experience of growing up on the Nebraska plains.

January 30, 2021

There will not be a soup showdown this year but the hospital will still sponsor and organize a soup fundraiser on Saturday, January 30th. More details coming soon. 

Virtual RC Opera House
February 13, 2021

 Virtually experience the Andean cultures of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Chile through an acoustic journey and storytelling!