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
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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

Feb
11
Sun
Sunday at the Museum Program
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm

“Jesse James in Nebraska” presented by historian Jeff Barnes will explore the life and legends, fact and fiction, of one of the best known names in western crime stories.

Mar
11
Sun
Sunday at the Museum Program
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm

“The Role of Churches and Schools in Rural Small Towns” is a program by sociologist Dr. Paul Campbell. As rural small towns either diminish or increase in size over the years, the roles of individual school districts and parish churches also go through a transition in focus and utilization.

The Word Sender, our quarterly newsletter

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