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Carnegie Library

An $8,000 gift more than 85 years ago has resulted in decades of reading enjoyment for citizens of Tekamah and the surrounding area. The building itself, an example of the Renaissance Revival style, is listed on the Nebraska Register of Historic Places. The main level contains original bookshelves and cases, and a circular curio cabinet used to display patrons' collections ranging from holiday bells to miniature tea sets. The lower lever, home of the children's books, is furnished with comfortable pillows and bean bag chairs.


In keeping with the era in which the library was built, Tekamah Garden Club planted and maintains a traditional flower border along the east boundary of the library lawn. Visitors may stroll the grounds and smell the old-fashioned scents of day lilies, climbing roses, nicotiana and various herbs before heading into the library to check out a good book.



Hours: HOURS: Monday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Burt County Museum

The Burt County Museum is located in the E.C. Houston House built for Emsley Clinton Houston. Houston was the owner and founder of the Houston Lumber Company in Tekamah and also served as vice president of the First National Bank of

Tekamah, NE Museums

Pelican Point State Recreation Area

Pelican Point is a 36 acre tract of land adjacent to the Missouri River. The park offers the only public boat ramp access to the river in the area. The minimum fee campground has 24 pads available for $5.00.

Tekamah, NE Recreation

Summit Lake State Recreation Area

Summit is a 190-acre lake with 345 acres of land. While not the jewel it once was, Summit Lake has a sparkling future. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission began draining the 190-acre lake in July 2000. In the spring of 2001

Tekamah, NE Recreation

Master's Hand Candle Company Serendipity Chocolate Factory

Located along the Louis & Clark Scenic Byway, your ADVENTURE starts here! Serendipity Chocolate Factory and Master's Hand Candle Company~ Tons of fun and adventure under 1 roof! Watch as we show you the lost art of chocolate making! We may even ask you to join in and experience the fun!

Tekamah, NE Tours

John Henry Stork Log House - NHR

John Henry Stork came to Burt County from Prussia in 1864 and settled on a farm in Arizona Precinct near Tekamah. Stork later built the log house and in September 1871 received his homestead patent from the U.S.

Tekamah, NE National Register

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