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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
Perennial Polyculture I
Art Gallery
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
The National Willa Cather Center welcomes artist Matilda Essig of Sonoita, Arizona, on October 4, 2019. Essig has created a digital imagery folio suite entitled Native Grasses of...
Friday, December 6, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Opera House
Friday, December 6, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Silver bells are ringing at this seasonal stand-up performance. Your ticket purchase includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. Purchase deadline is Saturday, November 30.
Opera House
Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:15pm
Opera House hosts free holiday children's movie, visit from Santa.
"Tripping in the Model T" by Amy Tomasevicz
Art Gallery
Monday, January 13, 2020 to Friday, February 7, 2020
The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs will exhibit the artwork of its 2019-20 Conference winners at the National Willa Cather Center gallery from January 13 through February 7,...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 4, 2020 to Saturday, June 6, 2020
Join us in Red Cloud for our 65th annual Spring Conference!
International Seminar
Thursday, June 24, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021
We will hold the 18th International Cather Seminar right in the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932: Greenwich Village.
Past Events
Past Events
Friday, November 15, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Opera House
Friday, November 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
In honor of Veteran's Day, join us for a free concert featuring Offutt Brass, the premiere ensemble of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band.
Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Opera House
Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sheila Greenland’s career started at the early age of six when she began performing at local music festivals. Since then she has won numerous vocal competitions and was among the...
Friday, October 25, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
Book a combo weekend performance and tour package in "Cather Country"!
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 -
1:45pm to 4:45pm
Limited seats are available for a special Cather Country trolley tour, on October 2, 2019! Take advantage of this pre-arranged special event, which will highlight our historic...
Opera House
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Join us for this screening and a talk-back with writer, director, and producer Georg Joutras. The film examines life on a 130-year-old Custer County ranch operation.
Opera House
Sunday, September 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Coming soon to our Red Cloud Opera House! This production takes a poignant look at the joys and challenges of women’s lives, reflected through the prism of their clothing.
"Dane Church" by Richard Dickson
Art Gallery
Friday, August 9, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019
The National Willa Cather Center welcomes photographer Richard Dickson of the United Kingdom as artist in residence from July 2 to August 12, 2019. Throughout his stay in Red...