Walk in her footsteps, stay in her town. Since 1955, the Willa Cather Foundation has promoted Willa Cather's legacy through education, preservation, and the arts. It also preserves and maintains historic sites, landscapes, and artifacts related to the author's family and writings. Opened in 2017, the National Willa Cather Center has a bookstore, exhibit, archives, and gallery. The Foundation maintains the Red Cloud Opera House and Willa Cather Memorial Prairie — 612 acres on the Nebraska-Kansas border — which preserves some of the original and untilled land of Cather’s childhood that inspired her writing. Daily guided tours of historic sites.
Tour 7 Cather historic sites
See our American Bittersweet exhibit
Shop our bookstore
Take a Country Tour of Cather-related sites
Hike the Cather Prairie—picnic, stargaze, catch a sunset