Educational Programming

The Education Department of The Heritage Center at the Red Cloud Indian School fosters creative learning opportunities that provide a deeper understanding of the Center’s diverse collection and its’ commitment to cultural preservation. The department offers a variety of specialized learning experiences for school groups, families, and adult learners at the museum. We encourage guests to consider the reciprocal relationship between art and culture, and to make personal connections that strengthen cultural respect and preservation.

For information on these and other continuing education programs, please contact Brandie Macdonald, Museum Educator at 605/867-5491 ext. 2221 or email

Raise Up!

Are you a young writer, poet or rapper?
“Raise Up” and make your voice heard!

The Heritage Center Introduces “Raise Up”— A National Contest Encouraging Youth to Speak Out about Education and Drop Out Rates

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School is partnering with Youth Speaks—the leading organization in spoken word education—to host a contest called “Raise Up.”  The goal of “Raise Up” is to encourage youth from across the country to write original narratives about American education and high school drop out rates—and then to record them on video. Contest winners will be recognized nationally for their writing—and earn a $5,000 education scholarship, a trip to Washington, DC to perform at the Kennedy Center and the chance to have their poem or rap broadcast on National Public Radio.

Click HERE for more information on Contest Prizes, Rules and Deadlines