Willa Cather House

Willa Cather House, also known as Willa Cather Childhood Home, is the house in Red Cloud, Nebraska where author Willa Cather grew up.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

The house is one of eight structures that make up the Willa Cather State Historic Site, which is operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Famous quotes containing the words willa cather, house, willa and/or cather:

    The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
    But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
    We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm LV (l. LV, 12–14)

    Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room.
    Annie Dillard (b. 1945)

    His misfortune was that he loved youth—he was weak to it, it kindled him. If there was one eager eye, one doubting, critical mind, one lively curiosity in a whole lecture-room full of commonplace boys and girls, he was its servant. That ardour could command him. It hadn’t worn out with years, this responsiveness, any more than the magnetic currents wear out; it had nothing to do with Time.
    —Willa Cather (1873–1947)