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

Aug
7
Sun
Neihardt Day Celebration @ John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Neihardt Day Celebration @ John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

51st Annual Neihardt Day Celebration
Sunday, August 7, 2016

EVENT SCHEDULE
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Museum Tours (Memorial Room)
Book Sale (Library)
Sponsor Booths (Garden)
Artist Exhibits
-F.W. Thompsen (Library)
-Steve Tamayo (Exhibit Room)
-Hal Holoun (Memorial Room)

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Garden)
Book Signing “Lonesome Dreamer”  with Tim Anderson (Garden)

1:00 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m.
Neihardt Foundation Membership Meeting (Garden) with Dr. Jon Cerny, President

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Neihardt Day Program (Garden)

Introduction
Ron Hull, Master of Ceremonies

Invocation
Jerome Kills Small

Welcome
Charles “Chuck” Trimble

Preserving Neihardt’s Story
Tim Anderson

Neihardt Reading
“The Death of Crazy Horse” from “A Cycle of the West”
Coralie Hughes and Robin Neihardt

Sculpture Presentation
Herb Mignery
featuring relatives of Neihardt and Black Elk

Honor Song
Jerome Kills Small

Benediction
John G. Neihardt
Black Elk’s Prayer

EVENT SPONSORS
Neihardt Foundation
Nebraska State Historical Society
Neihardt Trust
University of Nebraska Press
Nebraska Educational Television
Native American Advocacy Program
Cuming County Visitors Bureau
Red Road Herbs

with special thanks to all generous donors who made the “Vision in Bronze” a reality

Sep
24
Sat
Beer and Limerick Festival @ Bancroft Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
13
Sun
Laureate’s Feast @ Metro Community College
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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