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 John G. Neihardt
 State Historic Site in Nebraska

Photograph of John G. Neihardt
Discover the story of John G. Neihardt, Nebraska's Poet Laureate and author of Black Elk Speaks.

John G. Neihardt called Bancroft, Nebraska home from 1900 to 1920. See the study where the famous poet wrote many of his works. Visit the interpretive center and walk in the Sioux Prayer Garden. Among the many objects on exhibit in the memorial room are items Lakota Holy Man Black Elk gave to Neihardt over the course of their friendship, including the sacred hoop of the world, a drum, and a pipe. The Neihardt Center has a library of secondary sources exploring Neihardt's life and legacy available to researchers for inhouse use.

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9 - 5 Monday - Saturday
1:30 - 5 Sunday


Saturday and Sunday,
December through February
Special Events, "Sunday at the Museum"


Elm and Washington Streets
Bancroft, NE

Map to the Historic Site

Special Events:

Upcoming Events at the John G. Neihardt Center

Attend the Annual Neihardt Day Celebration in Bancroft, Nebraska.



Group Tours:

Tours are available year round.
Please call ahead to make reservations.
888-777-HOOP (toll free)

Mailing address:

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
PO Box 344
Bancroft, NE 68004-0344


888-777-HOOP (toll free)


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