some of the exhibits
in the turner log cabin
a crazy quilt made by theresa korber for
her daughter anna in 1885
A tag that was probably placed on this quilt at the time of the donation says, with typos intact, "This quilt was made by Mrs. Thresa Korber for her daughter Mrs. Anna Korber Hunzeker in 1885. Given by Riva N. Hunzeker."
a log cabin quilt in the "streak of lightning" variation
the kitchen table of vaclav and katerina blecha
In 1873, as newly weds, Vaclav and Katerina set up housekeeping. They soon headed west in an ox-drawn covered wagon. Vaclav was 23 and Katerina was 17.
After battling grasshoppers and drought in Kansas, they moved to a farm near Table Rock.
This table has seen some use, because Vaclav & Katerina had 12 children. Those children included Louis Blecha, who donated it to the Table Rock Historical Society.
The mechanism supporting the leaves:
The information listed in the FindaGrave.com memorials for Vaclav and Katerina give differing information about Katerina's whereabouts when she met Vaclav. Family genealogists Bob and Fran Blecha believe that the records show that they married and then moved to Nebraska, by way of Kansas.
Louis Blecha donated the table. He was a son of Vaclav and Katerina. He loved history and was very active with the Table Rock Historical Society. Donated exhibits may be found in a number of places in the museum, notably a map of the United States made by Louis from many varieties of wood; it is on display at the entry of the Veteran's Museum.
the chairs of john and barbera zelenka beranek
Julia Blecha donated these two chairs. This is her memorial on FindaGrave.com.
Julia's mother was Anna Beranek Wopata. On her FindaGrave.com memorial her maiden name is listed as Branek, an Americanized spelling used by others in the family, but the Beranek's retained this original spelling. Thank you to genealogists Bob and Fran Blecha for this information.
Anna's parents -- and the grandparents of Julia Blecha, who donated the chairs -- were John and Barbara Zelenka Beranek.