Nebraska Literary Tours

Humanities Nebraska Literary Tour App

The Nebraska Literary Tour app allows you to tour sites either by author or by geographic region. A map shows the sites and connects to a smart phone map app to provide convenient directions. At each site, the app provides a photo, information about the author and/or a literary excerpt.  Learn more and download the app at Humanities Nebraska.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House

Bess Streeter Aldrich House
204 East F Street
Elmwood, NE 68349 

May - October,

Weds., Thurs., Sat., & Sun. 2:00 pm - 5:00 p.m. 
November - April,
Sat. & Sun. 2:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.

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Willa Cather Foundation Tours

In partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Willa Cather Foundation offers guided educational tours of Willa Cather's childhood home and other historic buildings related to her life and writing throughout the year.  See Details

Wright Morris Tour

The walk begins at the the east door of Wright Morris' Boyhood Home at 304 D Street in Central City, NE.  See Details

John G. Neihardt State Historical Site

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. 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.  See Details

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

The former Chadron State College Carnegie-style library serves as the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center.  The Center features exhibits, a preservation/ preparation workroom equipped with a digital imaging laboratory, and an archival library.  See Details