Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Selection Committee

The Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Selection Committee was created by the Nebraska Legislature through LB 803 in 2018, and consists of eight members, including the Director and CEO of History Nebraska, Trevor Jones, who serves as the committee’s secretary. The purpose of this committee is to select a sculptor to create a statue of Willa Cather and to gather and distribute necessary funding to ensure its placement in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Willa Cather was one of America’s most significant writers. She is known from her novels set in Nebraska and on the Great Plains. Some of her most notable works are My Ántonia, O Pioneers!, and One of Ours, which earned Cather a Pulitzer Prize. Cather lived in Red Cloud, Nebraska. She was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1962.

More information regarding Willa Cather can be found on the Willa Cather Foundation website.


In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Selection Committee will meet in person and virtually at the Dr. Don R. Gerlach Capitol View Room at History Nebraska, 1500 R Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 to conduct business on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.  An agenda is available during normal business hours by calling (402) 471-6661.


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