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"There was nothing but land: not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made."
- My Antonia
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Welcome to the Willa Cather Foundation Website

The Willa Cather Foundation invites you to experience the life, times, and work of Willa Cather. Here, you can tour her home, read her work, visit her beloved Opera House, and shop the largest collection of books by and about Cather. Visit us regularly for news on conferences, publications, and information about the ongoing restoration and preservation of the largest living memorial to an author in the country, in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

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National Willa Cather Center Meets Challenges, Enters Final Campaign Stage

Click here to learn more about the creation of the new National Willa Cather Center. With thanks to over 170 project supporters, the campaign has reached its final stage. Please donate now and share the news on social media! #fundnwcc

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In the Gallery: Art by Scott Kirby

Currently housed in the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery are the original watercolors and drawings of artist, Scott Kirby. These pieces depict the beauty and desolateness of the prairie in Kirby's unique impressionist style. What Willa Cather was able to do with her romantic literary descript...

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Road Scholar Program: Sept. 15-19

The Willa Cather Foundation and Road Scholar are proud to invite you to Red Cloud, Nebraska, this summer. As a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation and understanding of the life and works of Willa Cather, we would like to offer you, as committed learners, the opport...

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From Our Collection: Andrews Opera Co.

One can't overstate the importance of the Red Cloud Opera House to a young Willa Cather. In a 1929 letter to friend and journalist Harvey Newbranch, she wrote about the Opera House and the Andrews Opera Company: "How good some of those old traveling companies were, and how honestly they di...

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