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"When people ask me if it has been a hard or easy road, I always answer with the quotation, 'The end is nothing, the road is all.'"
- Personal interview
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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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Join us on August 23 in Red Cloud

"Life was so short that it meant nothing at all unless it were continually reinforced by something that endured..." -One of Ours by Willa Cather The Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors invites you to join us for a stimulating evening at the historic Red Cloud Opera House. We are pl...

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Scholars Attend Symposium in Rome

Over forty Cather scholars and enthusiasts traveled to Rome, Italy, June 12-14, for a Cather Symposium themed "Cather in Europe/Europe and Cather." Scholars representing ten states and nine foreign countries, including Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Ireland, Canada, Taiwan, Fra...

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Currently on View at the Opera House

On view now in the historic Red Cloud Opera House are works by three artists who have all used unique mediums to capture the essence and beauty of the Great Plains. All of the exhibits are free and open to the public, and can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunda...

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