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Willa Cather Foundation - Red Cloud Nebraska (NE)

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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join us for a fascinating examination of the homesteader culture and prairie landscape featured in Willa Cather's novels as understood through the rise of populism in the region!...
Opera House
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
A playlist that spans five decades and covers nearly every genre of music imaginable. Sing and dance to Lemon Fresh Day.
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Art Gallery
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 5:00pm
The National Willa Cather Center is excited to announce Crossroads: Change in Rural America , a Smithsonian Museums on Main Street exhibition, will be coming to our Red Cloud...
Opera House
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 7:00pm
Influenced by Appalachian string-band music and the corridos of the desert Southwest, Grombacher and Black's songs tell the stories of those who shaped the American West.
Saturday, March 12, 2022
In conjunction with Smithsonian's Museums on Mainstreet exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America , the Red Cloud Opera House is pleased to present the Great Plains Mini-Film...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
Our annual Spring Conference will explore the landscape of literary prizes as we mark the publication centenary of Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel One of Ours.
International Seminar
Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023
The 18th International Cather Seminar will be held in Greenwich Village, the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932.
Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bring the whole family to the Red Cloud Opera House for a free screening of Jumanji! See our latest exhibit and visit with Santa Claus after the show!
Art Gallery
Friday, December 17, 2021 to Wednesday, January 19, 2022
This charming exhibit features original illustrations from classic Caldecott award-winning children’s literature from the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Children’s literature expert Leonard S. Marcus will shed light on the life and work of illustrator Randolph Caldecott and the literary award that shares his name. Established in...
Opera House
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
Donovan Johnson brings Highball!, a 1950s-style tribute to the music of rock and roll sensation Jerry Lee Lewis.
Opera House
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prepare to get more than your share of kicks on this musical tour of Route 66! You’ll hear songs from Bach to Joplin, and learn how their music connects to this ramblin’ road.
Art Gallery
Friday, November 5, 2021 to Tuesday, December 14, 2021
49 Minutes of Fame is an art exhibit celebrating the works of Native American pop artists, curated by Tom Farris and Todd Richardson.
Opera House
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
In honor of Veterans Day, join us for a discussion around military research and the poems in "One Small Photo," with Dr. Faber.
Opera House
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
A book and film discussion of this award-winning account of the legal strategies used by enslaved people to gain freedom.
Opera House
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
In an encore performance, playing songs from the 1940s to the 21st century, Blue Plate Special is for those with a hearty appetite.
Art Gallery
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Red Cloud Opera House Gallery invites you to join us for an artist reception with Kathleen Lohr and Rick Rasmussen on Friday, October 15, at 6:00 p.m.