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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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Initial Construction on NWCC Begins

Click here to learn more about creation of the National Willa Cather Center. With thanks to over 350 project supporters, the capital campaign is 89% complete and preliminary construction has begun. Please donate now and share the news on social media! #fundnwcc

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New Collection of Letters

Our growing collection of Cather papers and objects was enhanced recently with the addition of The Beatrix "Trix" Mizer Florance and Sidney R. Florance Collection, a group of letters written to Sidney and Beatrix Mizer Florance. A childhood friend of Cather who later studied music in Chica...

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Celebrate Cather's Birthday!

Willa Cather's 141st birthday is Sunday, December 7, 2014. As a way of celebrating her place in American culture and raising some financial support for her Foundation, would you consider hosting a party in her honor? You choose the date—preferably within a month or so of her birthday—a...

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Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition

The Willa Cather Foundation is delighted to announce their membership in the Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition, beginning November 7. The coalition, a project of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska, is committed to promoting environmental conservation and natu...

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