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The Willa Cather Foundation

  • Address 413 North Webster St.
    Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
  • Hours
    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Phone 866-731-7304

Visit The Willa Cather Foundation

Plan Your Visit


The National Willa Cather Center is an arts and cultural center that serves as a living memorial to renowned writer Willa Cather. Located in Cather’s childhood hometown of Red Cloud, Nebraska, the Center provides almost 20,000 square feet of space that includes a public museum, archive, research center, classroom, bookstore, art gallery, and performing arts center.

What you'll experience:

  • Explore a new exhibit, American Bittersweet: The Life & Writing of Willa Cather.
  • Conduct research in the Willa Cather Foundation's extensive archive.
  • Tour Cather's childhood home and six additional historic sites related to her life and writing.
  • Take in a performance or exhibit at the Red Cloud Opera House.
  • Hike and picnic at the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie.
  • Spend a relaxing evening at the Cather Second Home Guest House.
  • Shop the National Willa Cather Center bookstore and gift shop.

Summer Hours (April 1–September 30): Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

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