Cather tourism a growing boon for Red Cloud

Cather tourism a growing boon for Red Cloud

May 1, 2017

The work going on at the National Willa Cather Center was featured in the May 1st, 2017 edition of the Lincoln Journal-Star. The introduction is reprinted below. For the full article click here

Gathered with friends around a kitchen table six decades ago, Mildred Bennett started the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation with eight others in Red Cloud, the town that serves as an important backdrop to the author’s work.

The museum dedicated to Nebraska’s most famous author has undergone several transformations in the 62 years since, moving into bigger spaces in the town of 1,000 and acquiring 10 properties tied to Cather’s time in Nebraska.

The foundation will celebrate its latest iteration next month with the opening of the National Willa Cather Center, the culmination of a five-year effort that saw the restoration and renovation of a two-story building overlooking the brick-laid street in downtown Red Cloud.

For a stunning photo gallery of images from the National Willa Cather Center by Lincoln Journal-Star photographer Eric Gregory click here