National Nebraska Day

National Nebraska Day

1pm to 6pm @National Willa Cather Center
April 5, 2024

Observe National Nebraska Day by learning more about the complex history of the state's south central region. Author and historian Gail Shaffer Blankenau will join us for a talk and signing of her new book, Journey to Freedom: Uncovering the Grayson Sisters' Escape from Nebraska Territory, at the Red Cloud Opera House auditorium at 1:00 p.m. central time.

Be sure to stick around after the event to take a guided tour of Willa Cather sites and attend the reception for artist Jonathan Goodding's show Beneath the Wide-Open. The author talk and artist reception are FREE events, but registering for the event is encouraged. 

It's sure to be an exciting day of art, literature, and history!

National Nebraska Day Schedule:

1:00 p.m. Author talk with Gail Shaffer Blankenau
2:00 p.m. Book signing 
2:30-5:00 p.m. Book a guided tour, walk the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, or peruse the American Bittersweet exhibit and bookstore (tour tickets sold separately)
5:00 p.m. Jonathan Goodding artist reception at the Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery