John G. Neihardt State Historical Site

Bancroft is the home of the John G. Neihardt State Historical Site. The site is a museum, research library and education center in honor of the life and work of John G. Neihardt, poet laureate of Nebraska.

The Neihardt Center attracts over 2,500 national and international visitors every year. The Neihardt site is open year-round. March through November hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 to 5 p.m. December through February hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed on holidays.

Dates to remember are the spring conference – last weekend of April; the annual Beer Festival – Saturday evening before Neihardt Day; Neihardt Day – first Sunday in August. Call 1-402-648-3388 for more information for Sunday at the Museum, e-mail or go online to