Members Make It Happen

Willa Cather Foundation members enjoy many benefits including, a free guided tour of the Cather historic sites, subscription to the Willa Cather Review, bookstore discounts, Cather merchandise, tickets to Red Cloud Opera House events, lodging at the Cather Second Home, as well as invitations to special events. Additionally, if you'll kindly let us know about your visit to the National Willa Cather Center in advance, we'll arrange a behind-the-scenes guided tour of our archive. Best of all, members have a stake in the Willa Cather Foundation’s celebrated past and exciting future.


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Your Membership Supports

  • Preservation of Willa Cather's Childhood Home and eleven Cather historic sites
  • Conferences and seminars that spur scholarly research into the life and work of Willa Cather
  • Preservation and display of a growing collection of archival and museum pieces
  • Publication of the Willa Cather Review
  • Conservation of the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie
  • Cultural events and exhibits at the National Willa Cather Center and the Red Cloud Opera House
  • Supply of classroom resources to educators and book clubs
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Your Donations at Work

What began with volunteers assembling a small museum collection has grown into a multifaceted organization that operates an award-winning arts and cultural center, preserves collections and nationally designated historic sites, organizes educations initiatives, and conserves a native prairie.