Welcome to the
John G. Neihardt
State Historic Site

Neihardt's Life and Legacy

Author of Black Elk Speaks and numerous other works of prose and poetry, John G. Neihardt is the Poet Laureate in Perpetuity of Nebraska. To commemorate his life and work, the John G. Neihardt State Historic Site was established on the site of his former home in Bancroft, Nebraska.
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Poetry is indeed the supreme form of human expression.
―John G. Neihardt
Plan Your Visit

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John G. Neihardt

The Man

Explore his work, his honors, and photos. Hear him recite Black Elk's Prayer.

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The Center

The Sacred Hoop Garden, Neihardt's Study, and more.

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The Foundation

Current projects, Membership, and the Newsletter.

Upcoming

Events

Jan
26
Sun
Sunday at the Museum: Andy Pollack
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, the 26th of January as Andy Pollack talks about “The Snowbound Anthology:  A Story of the Blizzard of 1949 and Other Nebraska Stories”

This program is free and open to the public with an open house following the presentation with snacks and drinks.

Feb
23
Sun
Sunday at the Museum: Clef Dwellers
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, the 23rd of February to enjoy the Clef Dwellers, an a cappella group from Midland University.

This program is free and open to the public with an open house following the presentation with snacks and drinks.

Mar
8
Sun
Sunday of Museum: Joel Green
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, the 8th of March as Joel Green talks about “Robber’s Cave”, the winner of the 2019 Nebraska Book Award for Non-Fiction.

This program is free and open to the public with an open house following the presentation with snacks and drinks.

May
3
Sun
Sunday at the Museum: Nancy B. Johnson
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, the 3rd of May as Nancy B. Johnson talks about “Women and Madness on the Plains” (This is a Humanities Nebraska presentation)

This program is free and open to the public with an open house following the presentation with snacks and drinks.

The Word Sender, our quarterly newsletter

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