The Neihardt Center has been constructed for the study and preservation of the works of John G. Neihardt. The memorial room repeats the symbolism of the Hoop of the World and chronicles Neihardt's life, works and the times in which he lived. See the study where Neihardt began his epic poem The Cycle of The West. Stroll through the Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden and learn about Neihardt's love and respect for Indian culture.
Videotapes allow the visitor to see and listen to the poet, and a research library offers scholars the opportunity to examine works by and about the poet, including copies of Neihardt's manuscripts and his critical essays. The Center is a branch museum of the Nebraska State Historical Society.
The Neihardt Study is the most important building associated with the distinguished literary career of John
Neihardt and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is believed to have been constructed in the 1890s as a residence. During the years 1911-21, Neihardt rented the dwelling for use an an office and library. The study is located next to the Garden.
During the years 1911-21, Neihardt rented the dwelling for use as an office and library. The property is owned
by the Nebraska State Historical Society and operated as a branch museum.
The annual Neihardt Day, held the first Sunday in August, features speakers, music, and presentations based on Neihardt's works and themes.
Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Hours: Open Year Round, Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:30 to 5:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
Address: Elm and Washington Streets, off Hwys 77, 51, and 16 in northeastern Nebraska
Our Email: Neihardt@gpcom.net
Toll Free - 888-777-4667
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