Table Rock Historical Society (Table Rock, Neb.) [RG4253.AM]


RG4253.AM:  Table Rock Historical Society (Table Rock, Neb.)

Topical files:  ca. 1850s-1970s
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Neb.:   Local historical society
Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


The Table Rock Historical Society was organized by thirty-nine people on November 12, 1965. Formal organization was completed on November 25, when articles of incorporation and by-laws were accepted. On May 22, 1966, the Society dedicated its two museums, the old Opera House Museum and the Table Rock Pioneer Museum. For Nebraska's Centennial in 1967, the Table Rock Historical Society placed items in a one hundred year time capsule.

In addition to its role in exhibiting artifacts from Table Rock's and Pawnee County's past, the Society collects newspaper clippings, reminiscences, family histories, and other papers that document the history of the area. The materials in this collection reflect that aspect of the Society's work.


This collection consists of one box of manuscript material containing topical files. All of the materials relate to various aspects of Table Rock and/or Pawnee County history. Included are newspaper clippings, reminiscences, family histories, research papers, and church and organizational histories.


Box 1

  1. General Histories: Opera House, Early history of Table Rock, "Firsts" in area, Chronology of Pawnee County, Pawnee County names, Turner Cabin
  2. "Table Rock, Nebraska, 1858-1958," compiled by Ellen L. Fellars
  3. Table Rock History
  4. "Account of the Year 1857 in Table Rock, Nebraska," by Juliana Grant Gere
  5. "The Past 30 Years of Our Lives in Nebraska," by Lydia Ross Griffing, 1887
  6. Family histories: Aylor, Bethel, Binder, Blecha, Branek, Burow, Curlock, Ciple, Duder, Fencl, Foale, Fritch
  7. Family histories: Gold, Gottula, Hansen, Hruska, Hunzeker, Jones, Kalina, Karas, Kovanda, Krofta
  8. Family histories: Kubicek, Libal, Muller, Penkava, Peterka, Petrasek, Petraskova, Rabstejnek
  9. Family histories: Sandusky, Snabl, Sochor, Stastny, Stehlik, Tomek, Uhlir, Vitek, Vondrasek, Vrtiska, Werner
  10. Churches and fraternal organizations
  11. Churches and fraternal organizations
  12. Buildings: churches and others
  13. "The Table Rock Opera House: Its Beginning and Early Years," by Duane J. Fike
  14. Table Rock schools
  15. Table Rock school band
  16. History of American Legion Auxiliary - Brown-Hays Unit No. 289
  17. Cesko Slovansky Cemetery
  18. First railroad train/settlement of Table Rock - compiled by J.C. Laydon
  19. Dr. E.L. McCrea
  20. Bunker Hill neighborhood recollections
  21. Clear Creek Pct., school and cemetery
  22. Steinauer development
  23. Ghost towns of Pawnee County
  24. Table Rock Historical Society organization, programs, and membership



American Legion -- Nebraska -- Table Rock
Aylor Family
Bethel Family
Binder Family
Blecha Family
Branek Family
Burow Family
Carlock Family
Ciple Family
Duder Family
Fencl Family
Foale Family
Fritch Family
Gere, Juliana (Grant)
Gold Family
Gottula Family
Griffing, Lydia (Ross), 1834-1898
Hansen Family
Hruska Family
Hunzeker Family
Jones Family
Kalina Family
Karas Family
Kovanda Family
Krofta Family
Kubicek Family
Laydon, James C.
Libal Family
McCrea, Dr. Edward Lee, 1865-1951
Muller Family
Opera Houses -- Nebraska
Pawnee County (Neb.) -- History
Penkava Family
Peterka Family
Petrasek Family
Petraskova Family
Rabstejnek Family
Sandusky Family
Snabl Family
Sochor Family
Stastny Family
Stehlik Family
Steinauer (Neb.) -- History
Table Rock Historical Society (Table Rock, Neb.)
Table Rock (Neb.) -- History
Tomek Family
Uhlir Family
Vitek Family
Vondrasek Family
Vrtiska Family
Werner Family


Revised 07-17-2008   TMM

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