The Willa Cather Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in 1955 that owns and operates the National Willa Cather Center and the nation's largest collection of nationally-designated historic sites dedicated to an American author.
The Fourth Grade Project
Over the past ten years, acclaimed artist Judy Gelles has interviewed and photographed more than 300 fourth-grade students from a wide range of economic and cultural backgrounds in China, England, India, Israel, Italy, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, South Africa, Dubai, South Korea, and multiple areas of the United States. She asked all of the students the same three questions: Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about?
Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Award of Excellence Traveling Show
The Red Cloud Opera House and the Red Cloud Area Artists Club will once again be hosting the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Award of Excellence traveling show, February 28 to March 27, 2024.
Making a Place Exhibit Opening!
We are excited to welcome guests to the opening of our newest permanent exhibit, Making a Place: A Long History of Red Cloud, on March 1, 2024! As we celebrate Nebraska's Statehood Day, we hope you will join us to dig into the history of the Red Cloud area, from its earliest inhabitants to today. The exhibit will be open free of charge from 3:00 pm. to 6:00 p.m., with light refreshments served.
Beneath the Wide-Open
Virtual Author Series: Chris Harding Thornton
Author Series and Book Signing: Gail Shaffer Blankenau
69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference
Our 69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference will celebrate Willa Cather and reading. Cather herself was an avid reader as well as a writer; she enjoyed sharing her book recommendations with friends, and she was pleased by hearing the comments of her own readers. From an early age, she established her “library,” with her books labeled and sometimes numbered in the back room of her father’s office.
Missoula Children's Theatre presents: Peter and Wendy
The Willa Cather Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the work, life, and legacy of this great American writer. Through our scholarly endeavors, educational outreach, arts and humanities programs, and preservation of historical settings and archives, we serve as a vibrant memorial to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.