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Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Cocktail Hour

Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Cocktail Hour

Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Red Cloud Opera House Gallery
413 N Webster St
Red Cloud, NE 68970-2466

Whether you are currently a volunteer or are interested in becoming one, we invite you to join us in the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery for a night of refreshments and good company.

Learn the ropes and take part in a special viewing of our new exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America, as well as enjoy free admittance to Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black Duo in the opera house!

Help us recognize an outstanding volunteer as we present the 2021 Miriam Mountford Volunteer of the Year award.

Sign up to volunteer for any of the 2022 opera house events and get a free pass to the show of your choice! We'll also offer a fun and fast-paced volunteer training session for newcomers and veterans alike.

Know someone interested in volunteering? Be sure to invite your friends along as well!

About the Exhibit

Crossroads: Change in Rural America offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural population became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred. Despite the massive economic and demographic impacts brought on by these changes, America’s small towns creatively continue to identify new opportunities for growth and development. Economic innovation and a focus on the cultural facets that make small towns unique, comfortable, and desirable have helped many communities create their own renaissance.

About the Performers

Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black are award-winning solo artists who have worked together as a duo since 2014. Influenced by the English ballad tradition, the string-band music of Black's Appalachian home, and the corridos of the desert Southwest where Grombacher has lived and worked, their songs tell fascinating stories about explorers, settlers, Native Americans, cowboys, lawmen, and outlaws whose lives shaped the American West. Both artists have worked with libraries and arts councils from border to border and coast to coast, and they've appeared at events such as the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Georgia Cowboy Gathering, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Louisiana Folklife Festival.