The Goingsnake District Heritage Association (GDHA) meeting to be held at TL&M on July 18
The July meeting of the Goingsnake District Heritage Association (GHDA) will be held at the Talbot Library and Museum in the historic Springtown Schoolhouse on July 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
There will be a potluck meal after the meeting.
This meeting is open to the public so we hope to see you there.
More information about meeting can be found here. More info on GDHA can be found here.
Two new books for sale at the TLM Online Bookstore!
Two new books now available the at TLM Online Bookstore!
1) Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and a Great American Land Grab
and 2) The Moravian Springplace Mission to the Cherokees
Each book is $30.00
Click here to find out more about these books and/or to order!
The Talbot Library and Museum will be presenting books for sale from the Talbot Bookstore on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, 2015 at the Cherokee Ancestry Conference. The Conference is being held at the Restaurant of the Cherokees/Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
--COME VISIT US THERE!
Click here for more information on the Cherokee Ancestry Conference including flyer, itinerary, map, and registration form.
Old Settlers Day! Saturday June 6, 2015
We encourage you to make plans to attend Old Settlers Day at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK, on Saturday, June 6, 2015! The fun starts at 9AM. We will have our annual book and bake sale....along with Hamburger/ Hotdog dinners, live music, prize drawings, award winning author Dusty Richards, and more!! See you there!
Limited Time Offer! $150 for the 5-Volume set -- Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees
About these books: In the mid-eighteenth century, members of the Moravian Church, which had its origins in Central Europe, began conducting mission work among the Cherokee people. Their archives, now housed in North Carolina, include valuable records of their contact with the Cherokees.
More info and link to online store here!
Also check out our latest book addition to the library online bookstore:
Bald Knobbers: Vigilantes on the Ozarks Frontier. It's includes a comprehensive account of the activities of this vigilante group in the 1880’s in Taney County, Missouri. The roots of its origins began with struggles along the region’s border during the Civil War.
More info here or order it now!
(Also available at the Talbot LIbrary in Colcord, OK!)
Talbot Library and Museum to be vendor at Annual Symposium on the American Indian - April 16-17, 2015_
The Talbot Library and Museum (Colcord, OK) will be vendors at the Annual Symposium on the American Indian. This event is being held at the University Center at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, on Thursday April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We will be offering numerous books from the Talbot Bookstore with topics covering Native American history and genealogy. Do come by and see us there!
Click here to find out more about the symposium!
Or click the image banner just below to go directly to the symposium webpage.
New! At TL&M Online Bookstore - Index to Heritage of the Hills: A Delaware County History
New Book at Online Bookstore 3/3/15
The Talbot Library just added a new book to the online bookstore. (Also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK)
This new 378-page hard cover book called "Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906: Tribal Voice of a People in Transition" tells the history of the Cherokee Phoenix, the Cherokee Advocate, and the birth of Indian Journalism.
Read more info and purchase online here!
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 918-422-5406, or 479-228-4067 to discuss your ideas/suggestions to keep this historic site operating.”
More information here.
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.
Cherokee Language Classes FREE at
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"Preserving a Bit of History" by donating to TL&M and
shopping in our online bookstore!
New!! Talbot Library & Museum now offering online Index for Archived Obituaries/Death Notices
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) is proud to announce our new Obituary Index. This index lists a large collection of archived obituary and death notice information--primarily from Northeastern Oklahoma and Northwestern Arkansas--compiled from scrapbooks, death records, newspaper obituaries and more resources found at the Talbot Library.
For your convenience, we offer this index online. Each Obituary/Death Notice is indexed by Last Name, Date of Death, and Date of Birth to make searching easy and accurate. The index may be accessed by the letter of the last name.
If you would like a copy of any indexed obituary/death notice, we make it easy by offering a printable form that can be filled out and mailed to our office. In return, the TL&M staff will provide photocopies --via postal mail--from the source(s) that we have indexed.
You can start searching our index now!
Genealogy Research Requests
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) is one of the best genealogical libraries in the United States. Our library focuses on Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, and Cherokee genealogy research.
Research requests are accepted by the staff of Talbot Library and Museum. For a fee our skilled staff will research materials that are accessible in our genealogy library. On conclusion of our research we will provide you with a compilation of the results of our findings and documentation of all resources we consulted during our research.
Visit our Research Request page or click to download a Printable Research Request Form
The Talbot Library and Museum:
Preserving a Bit of History
Virgil Talbot founded the Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M). He was born on March 13, 1927 and died June 17, 1998. In addition to founding TL&M, Virgil was also publisher of the Goingsnake Messenger and TL&M Genealogy magazines. He also wrote several books regarding his family and his wife's (Avis) family, as well as local history books and poetry.
Virgil Talbot's motto was "Preserving a Bit of History". Talbot was very dedicated to this purpose. He worked very hard at collecting and preserving historical and genealogical material that would be available for generations. he belonged to several historical societies including the Cherokee National Historical Society. He was placed on the Historical Society Board by the Cherokee nation....the first non-Indian to hold a position on the board. Virgil was very proud of this honor.
Read more here.
Echoes from Old Glory
[This was written in the early 1950's and was first published in Southwest Labor in 1956 and later published in my book of poetry, In the Shadow of the Hills in 1963.]
I fly from the highest staffs....guard the world's greatest ships...adorn the walls of countless schoolrooms and I am etched in the heart of every American.
I have seen many things since I was first created. The birth and growth of a great Nation; a Nation divided in a great civil conflict; and that nation united in two World Wars, when foreign lands were stained red with the blood of America's youth.
Mine eyes have seen grief and joy, hate and love, success and failure. Wars have saddened me, peace has gladdened my spirit, prosperity has strengthened me and depression has darkened the sun which enshrines me.
Men have betrayed the trust I have placed in them. They have abused the freedoms which I represent. But I look not for the bad, I see not defeat. That is why I fly from such lofty heights, so that I may see the good about me and look over horizons and see a future which my subjects cannot vision.
At the close of each day when I am lowered from my staff, my proud body bows down and I give a prayer of thanks to Almighty God, for without His guidance, i could not have survived the troubled past and I need Him to guide me through the ever changing future.
The rich and poor are humbled alike when I pass by. I hear the voices of many tongues, see faces of many colors and listened to the songs of many religions, yet I hold no barriers...to me they are equal.
Read the rest here...