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Who we are

Incorporated by the State of Iowa in 1966, the Tabor Historical Society (THS) is a 501(c)(3) organization which allows individuals a tax deduction on their charitable donation. THS is chartered to collect and preserve manuscripts, documents, maps, charts, books, pictures, family genealogies, and other materials bearing on the history of Tabor, Iowa, and the surrounding area; to encourage research in and study of its collections; and to publish material and otherwise promote dissemination and appreciation of local history.

Tabor, Iowa, is located in Fremont County, Iowa, in the southwest section of the state approximately 35 miles south of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area.

We can be contacted at (712) 313-0102 or at

Research and document retrieval

Current policy allows for one hour of research free of charge with a $10.00 per hour fee thereafter.  Current members of the Tabor Historical Society are charged at a rate of $8.00 per hour. Computer scanning of documents is 50 cents per page and photographs are $5.00 each.


A THS volunteer will conduct a basic one-hour search free of charge in response to a clearly written request about a person, family, or document.  Research is limited to resources in the direct custody of the society.  Examples include a request to locate a photograph, college record, or documentation related to family history. THS does not maintain official vital records such as deeds, wills, birth certificates, and marriage licenses in its collection.

If THS determines that a request will require more than an hour to complete, we will contact you for authorization to continue at your direction as to search time and scope.

Special services

THS volunteers conduct guided tours through the society’s museums, and school groups are welcome. PowerPoint presentations are available on request to groups or schools in the local area on the following topics: Tabor and the Underground Railroad, Tabor College, and A Tabor Photo Album.  Each presentation runs approximately 45 minutes in length. Depending on travel distance, a nominal fee may be charged.


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Tabor Historical Society

 Discover your history!

Tel: 712 313-0102

PO Box 584

412 Orange St

Tabor, Iowa 51653

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