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National Willa Cather Center

  • Location: Red Cloud, Nebraska

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 & 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
Willa Cather Childhood Home, Red Cloud, Nebraska

photo by: National Willa Cather Center

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