The Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft is excited to announce they are one of the 70 stops on the 2019 Passport program created by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, now in its 10th year. Passport booklets are available at participating stops beginning May 1st and the program continues through September 30th.  Neihardt Site Director Nancy Gillis commented, “The Neihardt Site has long been considered one of Nebraska’s hidden treasures and we look forward to having new and returning visitors this year to see some of our new exhibits as well as refresh their memories on the fascinating life and work of Nebraska’s Poet Laureate in Perpetuity. Particularly of interest since the last time we were one of the stops is the bronze sculpture of John Neihardt and Black Elk located near the entrance.

The Neihardt Site operating hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-4; Saturday and Sunday 1-4. If the main museum is not open when you visit, a duplicate stamp will be available at RuDe’s Mart at the north end of Main Street and Hwy 16 which is open 6-10. Participants are also encouraged to download the Nebraska Passport App on their smartphone and get digital stamps, supplementing the physical Passport booklet for convenience, or take a Selfie to print out and send with your entry form. The App site will have any changes or find new information by searching ‘NE Passport 2019’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store. 

The Neihardt State Historic Site is a branch museum of the Nebraska State Historical Society featuring a museum, statuary, Sacred Hoop Garden, and Neihardt’s study. We also participant as a Geo-Cache site and are proud to be a Blue Star Museum honoring our service families. Visit our website at and like us on Face Book. Family friendly events throughout the year.

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