Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Virtual Field Trip of Willa Cather's Childhood Home

Schedule a synchronous or asynchronous tour of Willa Cather's childhood home, complete with a live Zoom Q&A session with NWCC education staff, and supplemental activities or information about Cather's novels and her history in Red Cloud, NE.

Synchronous or asynchronous lesson/tour with expert Q&A. Access upon request, web pages in development

If specific materials are needed, they will be emailed to teachers upon registration of the program. Nebraska State Standards vary depending on text or course objectives taught and mode of delivery.

As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at https://goo.gl/mFU4X5

Subject(s):EnglishSocial Science
Grade Levels:Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Schedule upon request by teacher
Duration:60 minutes
Registration Info:To register for this program, contact the program provider Rachel Olsen for field trip information at 866-731-7304 or rolsen@willacather.org.
Tech Requirements:Supports desktop connections using Zoom (or other video conferencing service) microphone, and video capability.
For questions about equipment, desktop applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts.
Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:The National Willa Cather Center

The Willa Cather Foundation—formerly the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial—is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather and preserving the historical settings and archival material associated with her life and writings. Since its founding in 1955, the Foundation has been headquartered in Cather's hometown of rural Red Cloud, Nebraska.

To promote and encourage increased understanding and appreciation of the life, times, settings, and work of Willa Cather.

To promote Willa Cather's legacy through education, preservation, and the arts.

To become a premier cultural center that offers broad educational opportunities for patrons to experience Cather’s work, explore historic landmarks related to her life and times, foster their own creativity, and embrace the arts and humanities.

Operation of a museum, archive, and performing arts center at the National Willa Cather Center;
Preservation of the largest collection of nationally designated historic sites devoted to an American author;
Facilitation of research from a large body of archival material related to Cather’s life and writing, the Red Cloud and Webster County region, and Homestead-era Nebraska;
Guided tours of historic sites associated with Willa Cather’s life and writing, including her childhood home, a National Historic Landmark;
Publication of the Willa Cather Review, a peer-reviewed journal that offers a unique combination of original writing focused on Cather, her influences and times, and the pleasures of her artistry;
Organization of conferences and seminars that generate new research and scholarship;
Presentation of regular programming and arts exhibits in the Red Cloud Opera House, which played a key role in nurturing Willa Cather's own interest in the arts.
Restoration and conservation of the 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie;
Curation of exhibits featuring artifacts from the Foundation’s collections, which include thousands of items that belonged to the Cather family, as well as other period pieces;
Scholarship awards to high school students, graduate students, and high school educators;
Encouragement of and cooperation with other Cather programs and initiatives.

The Willa Cather Foundation’s programs and resources directly serve more than 60,000 people each year. This includes approximately 8,000 to 10,000 on site visitors from an average of forty states and five countries, as well as over 50,000  individuals served remotely through online resources and publications. Patrons of WCF-sponsored programs represent Cather enthusiasts, scholars, teachers and students, devotees of the arts and humanities, residents of rural Red Cloud and surrounding regions, and cultural heritage tourists.

Contact:Tracy Tucker
Phone Number:866-731-7304