John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

306 W. Elm St
Bancroft, NE 68004
The John G. Neihardt State Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the literary excellence of Neihardt, to promoting a deep interest in history, to advancing educational standards, and to inspiring artistic works. Nebraska's Poet Laureate in Perpetuity, John G. Neihardt is the author of numerous works of poetry and prose, including "Black Elk Speaks," "Cycle of the West," and many others.

The Site features a Visitor's Center that includes a museum, research library, and special exhibits; historic study; and Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden. Monthly free programming includes Summer on the Lawn (May-August) and Sunday at the Museum (September-March) outdoor series that features speakers, musicians, and others. The first Sunday in August is John G. Neihardt Day, designated so by legislative proclamation. The Center holds a celebration that day. See our web site for more:
  • Free Admission: $0.00
  • Tue: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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