Taloka Valley Cultural Heritage Center

On June 19, 20 & 21, 2015

We will host The Civil War and Folk Life in San Bois County.
(San Bois County was comprised of, what is currently, most of Haskell and parts of LeFlore and Pittsburg County.) This was the Northern - most county of the Choctaw Nation at the beginning of the Civil War. This festival will be both a commemoration of that tragic war which brought death and hardship to residents of this area and a celebration of the culture and heritage of the people here in the pre-WWII era.

The gate will open at 10:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission covering all three days will be $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for school age children and pre-school free. As now planned there will be Civil War, rendezvous, old-West and Bonnie & Clyde re-enactors on one or more of the three days. There will be period music, food, games and arts and crafts. (We are searching for artisans who would like to be a part of this growing event.) Model T, Model A and antique tractor clubs are expected to be present.

Things will shut down on Friday and Saturday evenings after a 'brush-arbor' meeting, tours of the civil war re-enactors & rendezvous camps and sing-alongs around a camp-fire.

At noon on Saturday the Posting-of-the-Colors by the Choctaw Nation Color Guard and other ceremonies will take place followed by a speaker addressing the history of the area. That will conclude the event.

On Sunday the brush arbor meeting will be at 11:00 and a free fish fry will be held for all in attendance. Antique tractor pulled rides will be available all day long and a limited number of horse drawn surrey rides will be given.

We are working to interest tours operators for this event and we have plenty of parking for buses.

Music, Memories and More at the Mill
Is Unfortunately on Hold Indefinitely Due to Performer's Illness.     
  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

Prior Civil War Re-Enactment Photos
Just click on the first picture for a full sized slide show.
Civil War in San Bois County Commemoration.