A few photos from Old Settlers Day last Saturday, June 4--- including our very own Miss Talbot Library and Museum, Grace Puffinbarger! A fun day for everyone!
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 (see photo). Teresa enjoyed the day with Tyler and we all are so happy that we can continue to share the deep history and rich heritage of the people, events, and places of this region with others! Thanks for visiting us Tyler!
We've added a new book to our online store! This author, Julie L. Reed, spoke at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK at the Cherokee Symposium in April, 2016.(https://gilcrease.org/cherokeesymposium/).
She will also be the guest speaker at the July 16 Goingsnake Meeting (www.goingsnake.org/gsMEETINGS.html) to be held at the Talbot Library and Museum, Colcord, OK! Put that one on your calendar!
Find the book in our online store. Book is also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK.
More info on the book and the author:
Julie L. Reed is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee. She has done extensive research on the subject of the Cherokee Nations ability to meet the social welfare needs of their kin and communities, such as care and education for orphans,the mentally ill,the incarcerated, the sick and the poor."Work coordinated for the social good,was at the heart of this system". The Cherokee Nation asserted its right to build institutions administered by their own people,even though enduring Removal and War.This book explores that history and social welfare policy and services. 344 pages, photos and index.Hardcover. Published April 2016.
It is almost time for the annual Old Settlers Day celebration at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK.
Old Settlers Day will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016!
We will have our annual book and bake sale....along with Hamburger/Hotdog dinners, and live music! We will have prize drawings for a quilt, a food/restaurant gift card bundle, and a Cherokee Casino gift package!
Put it on your calendar and make plans to join us!
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 or click the graphic below.
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!
(The individual issue price is $7.50 + $3.50 s/h, or subscription for two issues per year is $15.00 yearly. Contents of past issues are listed on this website. Individual past issues are $5.00 each + s/h. )
This week we added a new book 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 just added a new book to our online bookstore. This book is also available at the Talbot Library & Museum in Colcord, OK!
The Prairie Was on Fire, Eye Witness Accounts of the Civil War in the Indian Territory-Second Edition
A well-known resource for information about the Civil War in Indian Territory, this is a Second Edition of a very popular book,re-published in 2014. The book was originally published in 2001 by the Oklahoma Historical Society and was out of print for a period of time. The Second Edition, also published by the Oklahoma Historical Society, includes a forward by LeRoy H. Fischer and a new Appendix. It also contains photographs and maps, and a full index. A valuable resource book! Hardback,with dust cover, 188 pages.
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