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Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial


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Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial The Art Gallery and Bookstore, located two doors south of the Cather Historical Center on main street, carries the country's most complete selection of Willa Cather's novels, short stories, biographies, and critical works about her.

Original oil paintings by John Blake Bergers are on permanent exhibit. These pictures visually represent different scenes from Willa Cather's novels.

Annually, on the first Saturday of May, the Foundation sponsors a 1-1/2 day conference on Willa Cather. A tour, panel discussion, banquet and entertainment are typical. Other educational seminars and workshops are sponsored by the Foundation in cooperation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Pre-arranged group tours of the town and country Cather sites, including the NSHS owned properties, are available through the Foundation. Town and country tour maps are available for a self-guided tour through Catherland from WCPM.


Address: 326 N. Webster
Phone: 866-731-7304
Our Email: info@willacather.org
Our Website:www.WillaCather.org

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The Red Cloud Opera House

The Red Cloud Opera House, 1885, stood for many years as the jewel in Main Street's crown. Here Blind Boone played, William Jennings Bryan spoke, and it was from this stage that Willa Cather graduated in 1890 and delivered her eloquent oration, "Superstition vs. Investigation"

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Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial

The Art Gallery and Bookstore, located two doors south of the Cather Historical Center on main street, carries the country's most complete selection of Willa Cather's novels, short stories, biographies, and critical works about her.

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Willa Cather State Historic Site

The Farmers' and Merchants' Bank building, 1889, was erected by Silas Garber, the founder of Red Cloud (1871), the fourth governor of Nebraska (1875-1879), and the prototype for Captain Forrester in A Lost Lady.

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The State Bank Building

The State Bank Building, 1883, with its entrance on the diagonal, is made of native brick and was one of the first brick buildings in Red Cloud.

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Burlington Depot

Built in 1897, the main section of Red Cloud's Burlington Depot contained sleeping quarters on the 2

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