Taloka Valley Cultural Heritage Center

Join Us in Celebrating the
Grand Opening of Our Center
June 21St from 10:30 to 4:00
Additional Information Will Follow

Concurrently the community will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the civil war action known as The Battle of The J. R. Williams, here at our center.

Briefly about the The Battle of The J. R. Williams. This battle took place on June 17, 1864 at Pheasant Bluff (now Tamaha) near Stigler, and was  the only naval engagement of the American Civil War to occur in the Indian territory.

(Cherokee) Confederate General Stan Watie and his American Indian Troops fired upon, disabled, looted, set fire, burned and sank the Union supply ship.

There is no entry fee for the June 21St event.

ALSO,  on Friday June 20th, beginning just after sunset, we will present a special version of Music, Memories and More at the Mill on the grounds for an unlimited number of guests.  We encourage folding chairs and/or blankets.  A meal WILL NOT be catered but food and drinks will be available.  Entry fee (pay at the gate) for this special event on the 20th is just $35.00 for the 3 hour event which will be lit by kerosene lights and the stars.

A walking/riding tour will be included for those who choose to arrive early.

If you plan on attending either or both events please take a moment to let us know so we can plan refreshments and accomodations accordingly.

Music, Memories and More at the Mill
Held year-round, by arrangement
Time, by arrangement
                                                                  Admission $45.00
(Meal & walking/riding tour included.)

Music, Memories and More at the Mill is a three hour event which in cold or wet weather is presented inside our rustic sawmill building where we have a large vintage wood/coal burning stove.  When the Oklahoma weather permits we may move the event outside on the grass.  For those who chose to attend evening performances the flickering light of kerosene lanterns adds a highly unique element.

Folk singer Doug Russell's gentle ways and music will bring tears to your eyes and laughter to your heart.  Storyteller Shaun Perkins will entertain by taking you down quiet roads in your mind to evoke memories with each step.  She will then will encourage you to tell your own story.

While your heart and head are being filled your stomach will not be forgotten!  Fried chicken will arrive shortly after you do so come hungry.

These events are family friendly and smoke free.  Music, Memories and More at the Mill is designed for groups of 40 or more by appointment almost anytime the weather is cooperative

We will remain flexible to meet the needs of individual groups.  The itineraries described here are only meant as suggestions.

We suggest the following Itineraries for this entertainment:

Daylight:  10:30  Group arrives
Event10:45  Event begins
11:30  Food Arrives (Fried Chicken Meal Catered by Charlies Chicken)
  (Performance continues throughout the meal)
  1:45   Tour of "Rust Road" begins
  3:45   Group departs

Evening     Two hours before sunset (exact hour varies with season)
Event  Group arrives and Tour of "Rust Road" begins
  At end of tour the food arrives and performance is continued
  through out the meal.
  Three hours after start, the event ends and group departs.

  We Plan to Attend                        Your  E-mail:

Number Attending:
20250 E CR 1205
Stigler, Oklahoma 74462
918 967-4078 or 918 497-0850
Chose one above:
Music, Memories & More - Friday
Grand Opening - Saturday
Attending Both Events