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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
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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Special Offer: Cather Country Retreat

The Willa Cather Foundation is offering an exceptional package for Red Cloud Weekend Retreat! This offer includes: two tickets to the Red Cloud Opera House for a Saturday evening cabaret show with Mary Carrick; Saturday night lodging at the historic Cather Second Home; and two guided tours...

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Woodress Scholar Research Grants

The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of two Research Grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide financial support for scholars to travel to and reside in Lincoln, NE, for four consecutive weeks, in order to conduct research on Willa Ca...

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Completely Hollywood is Coming Soon

The Red Cloud Opera House takes a comedic swipe at tinsel town in the hilarious upcoming production Completely Hollywood produced by Community Players from Beatrice. The madcap comedy will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased by calling the R...

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