About us

The Willa Cather Foundation (dba The National Willa Cather Center) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to advance Willa Cather’s legacy through education, preservation, and the arts. Located in Cather’s hometown of Red Cloud, Nebraska, the Center is comprised of an archive, museum, and study center. It programs include guided historic site tours, conservation of the 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, and cultural programs and exhibits at the restored Red Cloud Opera House. The Center houses the earliest Cather collections and also preserves ten properties that make up the largest collection of nationally-designated historic sites related to an American author. Additional programs include conferences, seminars, scholarships, an author series, teacher institute, and artist residency. The Center publishes the Willa Cather Review, a leading source for Cather-related news, features, and scholarship. For more information visit www.WillaCather.org.