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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
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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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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New Addition to the Archive

The Willa Cather Foundation has recently received a fascinating letter as an addition to our collection of Cather artifacts. The letter, written by "(Miss) Willa Sibert Cather," is addressed to "Mrs. Cleary," a woman we know as Kate M. Cleary, a fellow Nebraska writer. Mrs. Cleary, we surm...

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On View Now: Art by Mike & Mary Dixon

The Red Cloud Opera House Gallery is currently displaying two styles of artwork, including artistic photography by Michael Dixon and visual mixed media art, by his wife, Mary Dixon. Michael Dixon takes a unique perspective on nature and his photos look at the parts of life that usually go...

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