Talbot Research Library & Museum

406 S Colcord Ave
Colcord, OK 74338
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Explore and research genealogy and life in early Cherokee Nation at the Talbot Library and Museum, located in Colcord, Oklahoma. Founded by publisher and historian Virgil Talbot, a local genealogist and historian. Talbot was born on March 13, 1927 and was very dedicated to his motto of preserving a bit of history. A member of the Cherokee National Historical Society, as well as others, Talbot worked hard at collecting and preserving genealogical and historical material for generations to come. Talbot was the publisher of the “Goingsnake Messenger” and “TL&M Genealogy” magazines and wrote several books about his family, his wife’s (Avis) family and other local history books, as well as some poetry.
Talbot Library and Museum is a great source for area genealogy and history. The Museum has received many awards and honors such as "Indian Territory Award for Preservation of State and Local History", the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) Grant, the "Outstanding Publication Award", a Restoration Grant from the Oklahoma Centennial Commission, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries Models of Archival Administration Program Grant, and “Outstanding Volunteer of 2008" to Bob Baker, Board Member of Talbot Library and Museum  from the Oklahoma Museums Association.
The Talbot Library and Museum welcomes group tours of all ages and school groups for educational purposes. The two-acre property includes the Walkingstick Research Library and museum, several buildings which contain objects of local and area interest, along with a post office, historical schoolhouse, antiques and much more. New and used books on Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Cherokee history and genealogy are offered in the bookstore. Contact the museum today to schedule your group or school tour.
An online bookstore is available on the website.
Wednesday through Saturday
10:00AM - 4:00PM