Sunday, April 27, 2008, 1 p.m., Talbot Library and Museum, 500 So. Colcord Ave., Colcord, OK 74338 will be hosting a Dedication/Open House honoring the completion of the Springtown Schoolhouse Restoration Project.

The Springtown, Arkansas, schoolhouse, built in the 1920s, was purchased at auction by Talbot Library and Museum and moved on to the property in 2006.†† The restoration has been a lengthy project requiring many long hours of volunteer labor.† The Schoolhouse has been designated officially as Talbotís Historic School Restoration Project by the Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration Commission and funded in part through a grant made possible by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2007.

This unique structure will be preserved for the future, and used for Museum school displays, community functions, and educational programs. It will be used to demonstrate the importance of this type of building to the community as a meeting place, as well as a learning center.

Scheduled speakers at this time for the Dedication/Open House include Jeanie McCain Edney, deputy director of the Oklahoma Centennial Commission, and Jay Hannah, a native of Moseley Prairie, Delaware Co., Oklahoma, an executive vice president of Financial Services at BancFirst in Oklahoma City. Jay is active in several organizations, Cherokee Nation Enterprises, Friends of the State Museum, Beck-Hildebrand Mill Association, and serves on the Northeastern State University Foundation.

Please join us for this important event! Sunday, April 27, 2008, 1 p.m., Talbot Library and Museum, 500 So. Colcord Ave., Colcord, Oklahoma, phone 918-326-4532,