CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 7 to help stop spread of coronavirus
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – Apr 7 @ 10:00 am
CANCELLED 39th Annual Spring Conference
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

We are an affiliate of History Nebraska and are following their guidance to cancel events through the end of April. We are currently attempting to reschedule this event.

John G. Neihardt is renowned for his detailed narratives about Native American life and struggles, particularly from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, a period known for the Indian wars of the Great Plains and the removals of entire tribes to the severe restrictions of reservations. Many of the struggles and tragedies of those times continue today. At the 39th Annual Neihardt Spring Conference, Native scholars will focus on issues that still plague Native people today and provide views on progress.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Confirmed speakers include:

-Kent Blansett, “Think Indigenous: Richard Oakes and the Red Power Movement”

-Marisa Cummings, “Blessed to be Born a Woman”

-Garan Coons, “Economic Development”

-Keynote Speaker to be announced

A lunch of lasagna, salad, and garlic bread is available.

Registration deadline: April 20

Tickets: $25

Lunch: $10

Refund policy: If the ticket purchaser cancels, the price of the ticket minus any processing fees collected will be refunded. Lunch cancellations made on or after April 20 cannot be refunded.

The Neihardt Foundation would like to thank these generous sponsors for their support: Cuming County Visitors Bureau, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Wayne State College.

The John G. Neihardt State Historic Site is a proud affiliate of History Nebraska.


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.