We hope you plan to join us for Old Settlers Day celebration at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK on Saturday, June 3, 2017!
Festivities begin at 9AM! We will have our annual book and bake sale....along with Hamburger/Hotdog dinners, and live music!
And don't forget to get your tickets for a chance to win a quilt, casino package, or restaurant gift card package. Drawing will be June 3 at 3PM during Old Settlers Day festivities at the Talbot Library and Museum.
Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00! You can get tickets at the Talbot Library and Museum, from a Talbot Staff or Board Member or by mail at:
Talbot Library & Museum
P.O. Box 549
Colcord, OK 74338
(Included name, payment and contact info)
Make plans to join us! It is always a fun day!
Join us for the Old Settlers Day celebration at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK on Saturday, June 3, 2017!
Festivities begin at 9AM! 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! It is always a fun day!
This book is newly published in December 2016 by D. Bruce Howell. He is author of previously published books concerning history of Northeastern Oklahoma, “Echoes From the Past” (two volumes); and a chronological history, “1806, The Exploration and Settlement of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory”. The pathfinders he talks about in this publication include: Explorers, Early Settlers, Cherokee Transitional Leaders, God’s Emissaries, and Nation Builders. This book is a fascinating history of well-known and not so well-known “pathfinders” of Cherokee Territory.
Paperback, 191 pages. $20.00
This book is available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK or online here!
This is a a book by Eva Marie Garroutte that examines “some of the many ways that American Indians speak and think about their identity”. She comments about the roles of community, rituals, and the sacred in the interpretation of this knowledge. It also contains a chart “Calculating the quantum of Indian blood”. Published in 2003 by University of California Press. Paperback, 223 pages, inc.index. $29.95
To buy, click here!
This book by Gary Chapman was published in 2014, and concerns the life and family of John Francis Bell born 1829 in the Cherokee Nation East. He was born into a mixed Scot-Cherokee family. It is a fictional narrative, based on real people, the descendants of John and Charlotte Adair Bell who intermarried with Starr, Duncan and Watie families, all prominent Cherokee families. The book covers major events, including the infamous Trail of Tears to Indian Territory, the Bell Detachment on that journey, and the rebuilding of their lives afterwards. The author has done many years of research, as is shown by the bibliography and acknowledgments sections. This book is 451 pages and is paperback.
To order and read about this book click here!
We have a great new book in our online store! This book is also available at the Talbot Library in Colcord, Oklahoma.
This is a newly published book (October 2016) by OU Press. It contains 84 color and black and white illustrations, 160 pages, 9 x 11 inches in size. A beautiful book, containing artwork through nine decades, including scientific illustrations as well as artwork. Mr Price examines published reports, as well as government workers and artist-travelers drawn to the region by the changing fortunes of the traditional Indian cultures in the wake of non-Indian settlement before Oklahoma statehood.
The book has a price of $34.95 and would make a great gift for any art, history, or Native American enthusiast!
Order it here!
We have a fun new book in our online store. The new book, Your Name In Cherokee, is an interesting 50 page booklet, that contains listings of names in English, the Cherokee phonetics of that name according to the Cherokee syllabary, and how the name is written in Cherokee syllables. A name in Cherokee is presented by the tones or sounds of that name. Its spelling in English has no bearing on its sound in Cherokee. Mr Robinson is a retired school teacher and former Education Director at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
You can purchase the book at our online bookstore here or stop by the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord and purchase your copy!
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) will be vendors on September 3 & 4, 2016 during the 64th Annual Cherokee National Holiday 2016.
We will be offering Cherokee Genealogy and History Books for Sale (Please check out our online bookstore, too!)
TL&M will be located at the Cherokee Heritage Center grounds.
Please stop by and see us!
From the Cherokee Nation website:
"We invite you to join us for the Cherokee National Holiday, a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families. Thousands of Cherokees and visitors from across the United States and abroad make the pilgrimage to the historic Cherokee Nation capital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit. The holiday has been observed annually since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution and the Act of Union reuniting Cherokees both East and West after the Trail of Tears. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, it has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world."
For more information on the Cherokee National Holiday visit the Cherokee Nation website.
We have recently added 3 new books to our website! These books are available at our online bookstore and at the Talbot Library and Museum.
Click on each book to find more information on the book and/or to purchase.
Dr. McCullagh has done extensive research on female Seminary graduates. 188 young women graduation from the Seminary between 1879 and 1910. 20 of them never married, seven died at a young age. This book concentrates on the lives of the 20 that did not marry, many went on to prominent educational and professional accomplishments.
The Cincinnati Arkansas Heritage Research (CAHR) Group enjoyed their visit to the Talbot Library and Museum on Saturday, July 23.
"We (11 or 12) had a tremendous day Saturday when our CAHR group went to Colcord, Oklahoma and visited the Talbot Library & Museum. We took the museum exhibits in, stopped and ate lunch in their neat little school house, devoured more information in the library and headed back to Cincinnati with a few extra pieces of paper or copied notes for history or genealogy", one attendee posted on Facebook.
Continuing the Facebook post, "A special thanks to Ms. Grace, Donna Clark and our own Glenita Guthrie. They are an awesome bunch of ladies and so helpful in our research. Come down to Cincinnati on August 27 where our monthly meeting will be about "Old Tools – “Building a Frontier Town”. Bring your tool to exhibit, and listen to the fascinating history behind these family pieces. See you then in beautiful, historical downtown Cincinnati."
The Talbot Library and Museum was so happy to have CAHR visit us!
Talbot Library and Museum