Willa Cather

The Chautauqua Troupe
Willa Cather

Betty Jean Steinshouer portrays Willa Cather, Pulitzer Prize winning author. Just before turning ten years old, Cather and her family moved from Virginia to the infant Nebraska town of Red Cloud. It is that little town in Nebraska and the experiences of the people that settled there that served as the backdrop and the inspiration for some of Cather’s most famous novels, including O Pioneers and My Antonia. Upon graduation from Red Could High School, Cather was able to take advantage of the opportunity of studying at a land-grant college, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. This experience led her to her literary career as she then traveled the world and became the author of many beloved works.

Chautauqua Workshops
May 23 People of Cather 12:00 pm
May 24 Dogs vs. Cats 10:00 am
May 25 Willa Cather 7:30 pm

Chautauqua Calendar

  • May 20: Meet the Chautauquans 11:00 am Chautauqua Park Beatrice
  • May 20: 150th Anniversary Begins 6:00 pm Homestead