Sunday, December 19, 2021

Happy Holidays From GSMC

 L-R   Don, Janet, Kim, Barbara, Barry, Ron, Steve

The GSMC Library will be closed until Wednesday, January 5th.
Have a safe and happy New Year

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Anyone Know Ora Pearson?

This metal item turned up in some donated materials to GSMC. 
It's about 1 1/4" high by 1" wide. What is it? How old?
For a watch fob or key chain? What do the letters in the circle mean?
 Is Ora part of your family? 


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

New Cherokee Research Center Opens

 Cherokee Nation Celebrating Grand Opening of National Research Center in Tahlequah

The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the grand opening of their new National Research Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The nation's state-of-the-art facility will provide the public access to cultural collections, genealogy services, archives, as well as artifacts from the 1700s through present day.

Just over a year ago, the items were declared to be in a state of emergency due to aging infrastructure and the need for updated environmental controls necessary for proper preservation.

Thanks to efforts made through the Cherokee Heritage Act of 2020, the public will be able to explore the Cherokee National Research Center and experience firsthand some of the tribe’s most treasured items.

Details may be found in an article by Cassidy Mudd and published in the KTUL web site at:

[Thanks to Dick Eastman for this heads up.]

Monday, December 6, 2021

SAR Auctioning Revolutionary Items

                            [Some of our members may be interested in these items.]

 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Deaccession Auction


             Wardlow Auctions of Louisville, KY has partnered with the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to conduct an online auction of 236 objects deaccessioned by the NSSAR Trustees.  

             The online auction will run from 5:00 am (ET) on Friday, December 3 until 7:00 pm (ET) on Monday, December 13 at .  Auction items include commemorative coins, stamps, plates, engravings & prints, flags, furnishings, furniture, lighting, Native American artifacts, paintings, photographs, rugs, and tableware.

             Funds raised from the auction will be used to purchase and conserve historic Revolutionary War and 18th Century artifacts to be used in exhibitions and educational programming.  SAR members are invited to register with Wardlow Auctions and bid on objects that interest you.  It is a great way to do some holiday shopping and support the SAR!  Please visit .


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Irvington Photo Book Added To Library

We just added this great Irvington resource to our library. 
It's over 60 pages of identified old photos.

[And don't forget our Holiday Meeting is at the Bona Thompson Center next Saturday at 1:00]

Wednesday, December 1, 2021