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.
Plan Your Visit

Poetry is indeed the supreme form of human expression.
―John G. Neihardt
Plan Your Visit

Explore

John G. Neihardt

The Man

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

Explore

The Center

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

Get Involved

The Foundation

Current projects, Membership, and the Newsletter.

Upcoming

Events

Nov
18
Sun
Sunday at the Museum
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm
When:
July 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-07-28T18:30:00-05:00
2018-07-28T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
Bancroft Community Center
502 Main Street
Bancroft
NE 68004
Cost:
20.00
Dec
2
Sun
Sunday at the Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm
When:
July 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-07-28T18:30:00-05:00
2018-07-28T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
Bancroft Community Center
502 Main Street
Bancroft
NE 68004
Cost:
20.00

The Word Sender, our quarterly newsletter

See the latest news and information from the Neihardt Foundation and State Historic Site.

Current Word Sender
When:
July 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-07-28T18:30:00-05:00
2018-07-28T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
Bancroft Community Center
502 Main Street
Bancroft
NE 68004
Cost:
20.00

Read the September 2018 Newslettter

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