New Book Added to our Store: Caught in the Maelstrom - The Indian Nations In The Civil War 1861-1865
This is a new book, published in 2019, concerning the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole tribes during this difficult time. These tribes joined and fought for the Union and the Confederacy while also fighting their own bloody civil war on lands surrounded by Kansas, Arkansas and Texas. For more information and a link to buy in our online store, click here.
The Talbot Library and Museum had a booth at the Five Tribes Ancestry Conference in Tahlequah on September 20 and 21. We were selling our variety of books related to genealogy, Cherokee, Native American, Oklahoma, Civil War and so much more!
The Conference was held at the new Chota Conference Center in Tahlequah, OK from September 19-21, 2019.
For more info, click here!
On August 30 and 31, Talbot Library & Museum sold books at the annual Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah, OK. We enjoyed meeting so many people and getting the chance to sell the variety of quality genealogy, Oklahoma history, Cherokee, Civil War and other books! You can buy these books at our library in Colcord, Oklahoma and online in our bookstore!
Thanks for supporting the Talbot Library! We enjoy the Cherokee National Holiday every year!
Talbot Library & Museum hosted the Goingsnake District Heritage Association meeting and potluck on July 20
The Talbot Library and Museum hosted the July Goingsnake District Heritage Association meeting and potluck meal on July 20.
Guest speaker was Will Chavez, assistant editor of the Cherokee Phoenix. He and others will speak about the 2019 Remember The Removal Bike Ride.
It was a great time for all who attended!
Old Settlers Day 2019
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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.
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.
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....
Congratulations are in order for Talbot Library and Museum's (TL&M) very own Grace Puffinbarger! Grace announced last week that she has received the Hometown Hero Award from the Modern Woodmen of America Association. Grace was given a beautiful plaque and $100 to donate to a non-profit entity of her choice. Grace decided to donate hers to the Talbot Library and Museum! Thank you Grace!
Grace's two young friends, James and Tyler Turney, were also honored with a $50 award, which they also donated to TL&M. Read more and see more photos here!