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

Nov
10
Sun
20th Annual Laureate Feast
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on the 10th of November at the Swanson Conference Center (Building 22) on the Fort Omaha Campus of Metropolitan Community College for the 20th annual Laureate Feast.  This year’s Word Sender honoree is Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason.

Dinner is catered by the MCC Culinary School.  Before dinner, enjoy appetizers and drinks and bid on the silent auction items while listening to live music.  After dinner, there will be a live auction as well as the presentation of the Word Sender award to Mr. Mason.

For more information, call Walt Duda at 402-556-7644 or call us here at the Neihardt Center at 888-777-4667 or 402-648-3388.  You can also email us at neihardt@gpcom.net  Also, contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list for invitations.  Seats are $100 per person or $1000 for a table of eight.

Nov
17
Sun
Sunday at the Museum: Tim Anderson
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on 17 November for “The Legacy of Joseph ‘Iron Eye” LaFlesche by Tim Anderson.  Program starts at 2:00 pm with reception to follow.  Program is free and open to the public

Dec
8
Sun
Sunday at the Museum: Todd Young
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on 8 December for “Winter Skies” by Todd Young of the Wayne State College Planetarium.  Program starts at 2:00 pm with reception to follow.  Program is free and open to the public

The Word Sender, our quarterly newsletter

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