Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Neihardt State Historic Site (Bancroft, NE)
The community was the boyhood home of Nebraska Poet Laureate John G. Neihardt from 1900-1921. The town was the boyhood through age 40 home of Neihardt who lived in a house built in 1880. The Neihardt Center has preserved Neihardt’s study in an interpretive center opened in 1976. The property is presently owned by the Nebraska State Historical Society. Many buildings from the Neihardt era remain in the community.