We've just added three great new books to our online store. These books are also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK.
The three books are:
Ned Christie: The Creation Of An Outlaw and Cherokee Hero - By Devon A. Mihesuah)
Murder In The County: 50 True Stories of The Old West (Washington County, AR) - By Denele Campbell
Hildebrand's Mills: Two Civil War Industries On Flint Creek, Cherokee Nation - Presented by Talbot Library & Museum, and Goingsnake District Heritage Association
For more information and links to order, go here!
We just added D. Bruce Howell's latest book to our online book store! The book is also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK.
Dr. Howell's latest book is Cherokee Echoes: Tales of Northeastern Oklahoma. Published in December 2017, this book contains 109 chapters of fascinating history of various people and places of Northeastern Oklahoma.
Click here for more info and to order!
Sue Parham passed away on August 2, 2017 at the age of 86 years old. Sue was a great friend to the Talbot Library & Museum. She donated numerous items and shared her genealogy research with us. She was a descendant of several prominent Cherokee families, including the Duncan and Carselowey families. She will be greatly missed.
Click here to read her obituary.
We are forever grateful for so many people who donate so many items to the Talbot Library and Museum. In the last few months, we've received another couple of great donated items.
Mr. Clayton Turner of Colcord, OK donated a very nice wooden sign that says "Taylor School - District 5". We have it displayed in the Adair Building with the Taylor School Bell! Many thanks to Mr. Turner.
We also recently received a nice wooden sign for our parking lot. It was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Harley Puffinbarger. We want to say thank you for the great sign!!
More info here!
The latest "T.L. & M. Genealogy Magazine" came off the presses in December and has been mailed out!!
In the latest T.L. & M. Genealogy Magazine you will find an update of activities that have take place at the Talbot Library and Museum recently. In addition, there are many interesting stories and articles such as the one about Premier Rodeo Historian, Imogene Veach Beals and an old article on the 1882 tornado in Cherokee City...and so much more!
If you are a subscriber, you should have received one!
And remember, you may also purchase this issue (and past issues) at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, Oklahoma!
Click here to view all of our current and past News and Updates by month!
In November, the Talbot Library and Museum received a new show/display case as a donation from Lark and Jerry Hallum. The Hallums are from Colcord, OK.
This nice display will be used to house our temporary displays that can rotate so that we can showcase various items throughout the year.
A HUGE THANK YOU to the Hallums for their generous donation!
We love it and appreciate it!
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!
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........
Click here for the rest of the story
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.
We have launched our Annual Donor Campaign Fund. We appreciate all funds received as they allow us to continue to operate as a free museum and research library for public use. You can donate in honor of or in memory of loved ones and friends.
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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.
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....