Three New Books added to our Bookstore! (Available online and at TL&M)
We've added three new books for sale to our online bookstore. These books are also available in our bookstore at Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, Oklahoma.
Book #1 - "Cherokee Heritage" and "Memories of Beck Prairie School" - Two-Part Book
by Elzie Cherry and Beryl Spencer Ellis Van Dyke
Book #2 - "Wagoner, Oklahoma" by Liz McMahan in the Images of America Series, Arcadia Publishing
Book #3 - "Muskogee, Oklahoma" by Roger Bell in the Images of America Series, Arcadia Publishing
For more information and to order a book, click here or click on the Book links above.
Talbot hosts National Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) Board Members on May 1, 2023
On May 1, the Talbot Library and Museum hosted Board Members from the National Trail of Tears Association (TOTA). The TOTA members were having a meeting in West Siloam Springs and then came over to Talbot for a reception and tour of the Talbot facilities.
Talbot Board Members Donna Clark, Sue Londagin, and Glenita Guthrie hosted along with Jennifer Davis and Sue's niece, Terra. The reception had about 30 people in attendance and was held in the Springtown Schoolhouse on the Talbot Library property. Food was furnished by OK Trail of Tears Association and catered by Heart & Soul Kitchen in Kansas, OK.
More info here.
New Book in online bookstore: Cherokee Civil Warrior: Chief John Ross and the Struggle For Tribal Sovereignty
New book in our store online!
This is a very interesting, newly released (2023) book about Chief John Ross.
This book views the Civil War from the Cherokee capital at Tahlequah in Indian Territory. However, it is not a book about the Civil War. By allowing the Cherokees to tell their own story, we learn that many of the events that took place in Indian Territory between 1861 and 1865 had little to do with the Civil War per se. It becomes an epic tale of how the Cherokee Nation and its leader John Ross withstood the onslaught of white America in an attempt to protect tribal autonomy during the nineteenth century.
The book is available for sale online at our bookstore or at the Talbot Library and Museum.
You can order online and read more info at this link.
Latest Issue of TL&M Magazine - 2022, #2
Our latest issue of TL&M Genealogy Magazine was recently released. This issues includes a fun story and great travel through time at the Twin Springs ranch in Delaware County near Flint Creek!
Also included in this issue:
*A story about Lona Whitmire Mason and the recent collection of her teaching materials donated to Talbot Library and Museum
*Historical information on Oklahoma and Adair Counties in 1907
*Resources and information on the Charles F. Colcord Collection at OU
*And so much more!
We appreciate all of our contributors to the TL&M magazine!
Subscriptions are $20/year with 2 issues per year. Individual copies are $10 each. If you'd like to subscribe, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also purchase our back issues of TL&M. More information for purchasing back issues is found here: https://www.talbotlibrary.org/tlm-genealogy-magazine.html
The list of contents of back issues are found here:
New Book Added: The History of Schools in Delaware County, Oklahoma
Our latest book added to the TL&M online bookstore and at the Talbot Library:
The History of Schools in Delaware County, Oklahoma was published by the Delaware County Genealogical Society in 2007. This book was first published in 1986 by Bessie Duggan and reprinted with added information in 2007.
For more information and link to order book, click here!
New Book For Sale: Along Came A Cowgirl - Daring and Iconic Women of the Rodeo & Wild West Shows
We've added a new book to Talbot Library and Museum Online Store!
Along Came A Cowgirl - Daring and Iconic Women of the Rodeo & Wild West Shows
Compiled by New York Times best-selling author Chris Enss, this informative new book contains stories of the women whose names resounded in rodeo arenas across the nation in the early twentieth century. Rodeo events were mostly confined to men in earlier times, but with the advent of Wild West Shows and Exhibitions, daring women who proved themselves as fearless as the men competed as well.
For more info and link to purchase, click here.
Talbot Library & Museum hosts Goingsnake Heritage Association meeting on July 16, 2022
The Talbot Library and Museum enjoyed hosting the Goingsnake District Heritage Association's meeting and dinner on Saturday, July 16. The meeting was held in the Springtown Schoolhouse at the Talbot Museum.
We had a potluck dinner and were treated to Will Chavez and his amazing team of young Cherokee ladies who sang beautifully (see video courtesy of Billy Jack Shotpouch). They also described their experiences in the Remember the Removal bike ride this summer. This bike ride traced the trail of the Northern Route of the Cherokee Trail of Tears.
Read more at this link.
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"Cherokee Nation: A History of Resilience" - Free class to be held at Talbot Library & Museum June, 2023
Interested in Cherokee History? Join us at Talbot Library and Museum for a 12-hour series called Cherokee Nation: A History of Resilience".
This free Cherokee Nation class will be held at the Talbot Library and Museum from 1-4 PM on June 20 & 21 and June 27 & 28.
The classes will be held in our Springtown Schoolhouse on the grounds of the Talbot Library and Museum. Our research library and book store will also be open 8AM-4PM on those days!
Click here for more information and to register!
TL&M hosts Easter Egg Hunt for Colcord Elementary on
Read more stories about preserving history (like those just below) in our "Bit of History" blog.
A Visit To The White House
Remembering "A Bit Of History":
Our Library Founder, Virgil Talbot, worked steadily in politics designing leaflets, writing editorials, and taking stands on issues and candidates. He wrote a book called "A Bit Of History" (available in our online store and at Talbot Library and Museum) that chronicles some of his political efforts, acquaintances, and correspondence. (And many other of his stories and writings about history)
On page 131 of the book, Talbot chronicles the moment he shook the hand of President Lyndon Johnson around 1964:
"It was a presidential news conference, not the kind you see on television these days, but one for members of the International Labor Press Association (ILPA). We were all part of the working press, editors, writers and publishers of labor newspapers. Security was tight in those days and I assume we had been checked out before being allowed into one of the rooms at the White House. I don't remember which one.
President Johnson came in, along with House Speaker Carl Albert and Senate Majority Leader Russell Long. I was struck by the difference in size between Albert and Long - - one small, the other huge, or at least he looked that way beside Albert. The president was even bigger.
The three men discussed the issues of the day - poverty, civil rights, etc. - and answered questions. Then we filed past the president for a handshake and picture taking. I remember telling him my name and that I was from Arkansas (We lived in Fayetteville, AR at that time.) And he made some remark and I passed on into history.
(Note, written in 1986: I weigh about 100 pounds lighter today than I did 22 years ago. One hundred pounds! No wonder my feet are flat.)"
You can shop for this book here.
Beautiful Antique Quilts on display at the Talbot Library & Musuem
As you enter the Springtown School House building at the Talbot Library & Museum (TL&M), you will quickly see a beautiful display of quilts donated to our museum.
We are very proud of our quilt collection including quilts from the late 19th century and early 20th century.
So many of these types of quilts leave such a legacy and are great piece of American history.
Read more about some of the quilts on display at TL&M here.
Preserving A Bit Of History: