The Talbot Library and Museum recently received this Cherokee Numeral Clock as a donation from Mrs. Ann Cherry. Ann is a current employee of Gates Corporation (formerly Gates Rubber Company) and has worked at the company for many years.
Former Cherokee Chief Chad Smith donated the clock to Gates Rubber Company........
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A few photos from Old Settlers Day Saturday, June 4, 2016--- including our very own Miss Talbot Library and Museum, Grace Puffinbarger! A fun day for everyone!
The Talbot Library and Museum will be at the Cherokee Ancestry Conference presenting books for sale from the Talbot Bookstore. The Sixteenth Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference will be held on Friday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Restaurant of the Cherokees/Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, capital of the Cherokee Nation.
--COME VISIT US THERE!
For more information on the conference, visit the Cherokee Heritage Center. website
On April 22, Teresa Allcorn, hosted local student Tyler Luedecke at the Talbot Library & Museum (TL&M). Teresa is a long-time TL&M board member, genealogist, and historian. Tyler shadowed Teresa throughout the day and learned about the exhibits, setting them up, and arranging displays. He even assisted with arranging the newest military exhibit at TL&M.
Tyler expressed his thanks in a nicely worded letter to Teresa (click here to see letter). Thanks for visiting us Tyler!
The Latest Issue of TL&M Genealogy Magazine has been mailed!
The latest issue of the TL&M Genealogy Magazine has been mailed. You should see it arrive soon, if you have not already received your copy!
This issue of the TL&M Genealogy Magazine has several interesting stories and features including: the Row-Colcord Post Office building on the property, with photos; James W. and Winnie Bradley Snodgrass genealogy; Scales Cemetery near Colcord; Chamberlain School, Colcord, school record book donated, and many other articles!
For more info on this issues and back issues, click here.
New book recently added to our online bookstore....also available at the Talbot Library and Museum!
Roy Gittinger's The Formation of the State of Oklahoma begins in 1803, the year of the Louisiana Purchase, which brought the region into the United States and closes in 1906, when Indian Territory was poised to become the state of Oklahoma. This is a newly published edition, by OU Press, (2015) of a classic book, first published prior to 1920. Read more and order the book here!
We had a great time hosting the Goingsnake District Heritage Association meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Talbot Library & Museum. A great group met in the historical Springtown Schoolhouse on our property to hear guest speaker, Assistant Professor Julie L. Reed, talk about her newly published book, "Serving the Nation - Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800-1907". Julie teaches in the Department of History at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Some of Julie's research for the book was done at the Talbot Library! We were honored to host the meeting and welcome Professor Reed back to the Talbot Library and Museum.
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The Talbot Library and Museum, Colcord OK hosted Jack and Pat Fletcher on Saturday, April 30, 2016. They are the authors of the “Cherokee Trail Diaries” Volumes 1-3.
The Fletchers spoke about their work in collecting information, including cross referencing trail diaries, that better informs us all about the Cherokee Trail. They spoke of work from several groups in several states that have pieced together the evidence and story of the Trail. Those in attendance agreed it was an expert presentation of detailed information and facts that the Fletchers have collected over many years. It was such an interesting talk. We are so glad and thankful that Pat and Jack were able to make a stop at the Talbot Library & Museum during their travels!
The Cherokee Trail was the name given to the two routes taken by Cherokees traveling west to the California gold fields in 1849 and 1850. The wagon train, consisting of people from the Cherokee Nation and Northwest Arkansas, met at the Grand Saline Salt Works on the Grand River to start their journey.
You can order their books here:
Cherokee Trail Diaries Volume 1 and 2 and
Cherokee Trail Diaries Volume 3: 1851-1900
From "Visit Cherokee Nation": Tucked away in the small town of Colcord is the Talbot Library & Museum. This unique indoor and outdoor museum specializes in the history and genealogy of northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas and Cherokee Nation. Catch a glimpse of what you might see here.
The "Right Place"
by A.D. Lester
Do you remember the "Right Place"? This writer remembers it for a number of reasons.
At one time the sidewalk was made of large pieces of limestone rocks. I remember those rocks because I helped to remove them and replace them with concrete. Likely the same concrete that is there now. This I am not positive.
I was employed by W.L. Miller, a contractor, who lived west of Siloam Springs, AR after he retired.......
Read it all at "A Bit of History" Blog....
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By Keri (Stinchcomb) Parker
Virgil Talbot’s mission to “Preserve a Bit of History” has been the constant theme and mission of the Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) since its inception. If we break down the meaning of the individual words in the “name” of the organization we find a very broad and complete understanding of “preserving history”.
“Talbot” – obviously, this is the surname of its found, Virgil Talbot.
In his own words…”I am proud of the name and perhaps more so than most because I came into this world without right or title to a family name and for sixty years I never knew the identity of my natural father. Mine was no joyous moment of birth—there was no proud father waiting, nor caring mother. But there was someone willing to take me into their arms and into their heart and call me their own. That person was James A. Talbot, better known as Jim. He gave me the Talbot name and I have proudly borne it ever since….The name Talbot is up there on that building, not as a tribute to me but to a man who was born on Cowskin Prairie near Grove, OK of ancestry reaching back to the Norman Coast of France, and beyond that to the Norsemen from the far north; whose people came over the long Trail of Tears and settled in this country some 150 years ago; a man who loved history and passed that love on to me; who loved to read and gave me that love.”
Read the rest of the story here.
Source: TL&M Genealogy Magazine, Volume XVIII, Number One, 2010, Page 14
The Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by inviting audiences to step back into time with its new exhibit "Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma". This exhibit opened up on November 18, 2015 and includes an object on loan from the Talbot Library and Museum-- a Grinding Box that was rescued from the Hildebrand-Beck Mill before its eventual collapse.
Click here for more information about the Exhibit, the Hildebrand-Beck mill and information for visiting the Oklahoma History Center.
HELP!! BECK PRAIRIE CEMETERY, COLCORD, DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA!
Help at the Beck Prairie Cemetery has been requested by the current caretakers: Elmer Marshall, Jiggs Marshall, Elzie Cherry and Donley Harrington.
The cemetery is located Section 28, Twp 21, Range 25, two miles east of Colcord, just north of Highway 116. It is on private property.
Donley Harrington wishes to share the following notice:
“I have seen this cemetery grown up twice in the past. I believe that if this is allowed again, that within a few years, it will not be usable. Some of you need to step forward to organize and find a way for maintenance of this historic property.
A couple of suggestions would be,:
#1 - to support professionals to do the annual mowing and
#2 - organize an annual cleanup in the spring and fall.
THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE WILL END SOON.
Please help. If you have family members buried in this cemetery, or would just like to see an historic site preserved, PLEASE HELP. Call 479-215-9943 or 479-228-4067 to discuss your ideas/suggestions to keep this historic site operating.
More information here.