Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

  1. 50th Anniversary of Neihardt Day August 2, 2015

    The 50th annual Neihardt Day celebration will honor the “Sacred Circle” of the life and works of John G. Neihardt and family on Sunday, August 2 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Neihardt Site.

    Ron Hull returns as emcee and will introduce featured presenters including American folk-era musical entertainer Mike Adams, a living history interpretation of John and Mona Neihardt by Brad Kellogg and Raija Weiershauser, and manuscript donation by James Storm.

    We are also pleased to welcome special guests and members of the Neihardt and Black Elk families, including Coralie Hughes, Neihardt’s granddaughter, who will give a selected Neihardt reading, and Myron Pourier, the great-great grandson of Nicholas Black Elk.

    Please see flyer below.

    Foundation Board members are invited to attend a meeting in the Neihardt Library at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served on the grounds by Conrad’s Kitchen from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The main program will begin at 1:30 p.m. The celebration is free and open to the public.

    Bring your family and a lawn chair to enjoy the festivities!

  2. Annual Beer and Limerick Festival August 22, 2015

    The 2015 edition of the Neihardt Beer and Limerick Festival will be held August 22 at the Ferguson House in Lincoln, NE. The Ferguson House is located right net to the state capitol. The hours of the festival are 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    New this year – we’re declaring ourselves the “National Beer Limerick Contest!” No one else has, and we’re the experts on this expanding genre of hilarious poetry--so thus, we are the “national” contest.

    As part of our fledgling national event, we’re going to invite several celebrities in the beer world to submit limericks. Even the master of beer diplomacy, President Obama! That, of course, could give us some great publicity for the event and our beloved John Neihardt.

    Join us to sample the beer and join in the hilarity!

  3. Laureate's Feast November 8, 2015

    The 2015 edition of the Laureate's Feast will be held November 8 at the Swanson Conference Center, Metro Community College Institutute for Culinary Arts, Fort Omaha Campus, Omaha, NE.

For more information, please contact the Neihardt State Historic Site at 1-402-648-3388 or 1-888-777-4667 or by email at neihardt@gpcom.net. Visit the site at 306 W. Elm Street, Bancroft, NE.


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Updated on July 10, 2015