Nuclear Blast from the Past

January 13, 2018

Story by James Gregory, Registrar at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Images courtesy of the Stillwater History Museum Photo Collections On August 20, 1964, a 200 bed, emergency Civil Defense (CD) hospital arrived […]

Finding a room at the inn

January 11, 2018

Story by Roger Moore There was a time, not too long ago actually, when finding a hotel room in Stillwater required plenty of advanced planning. But in 2018, it seems, much like the frequency of […]

The Legacy of Dean Mac

December 7, 2017

Story by Roger Moore, Image courtesy of Stillwater History Museum Photo Collection We do not always pay much attention to the names of the roads, streets, avenues, and highways we drive on. A sudden jolt […]

Eminent Domain

November 11, 2017

Story by Roger Moore In 2007, the final piece to Oklahoma State’s “Athletic Village” plans were made possible when District Judge Donald Worthington ruled that the university had the right of eminent domain to purchase […]

The Study of Civil War Quilts: 1850-1865

November 8, 2017

Story by Carly Lewis, images provided by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is proud to announce the new arrival of a traveling quilt exhibit, “The Study of […]

Wild West Show history rides into Stillwater Public Library Nov. 14

November 1, 2017

Story and image provided by Stillwater Public Library The Wild West is coming to Stillwater Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. when historical interpreter Anna Davis presents, “Surpassing in Truthfulness: The History of Pawnee […]

In the Fallout Shelter: Civil Defense in Stillwater

October 11, 2017

by James Gregory, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Registrar One of the most recognizable symbols of the Cold War era is the black and yellow sign with the words “Fallout Shelter” that we’ve all seen […]

Homecoming, Harvest, and Halloween

October 5, 2017

Story by Roger Moore, Photos courtesy of Sheerar Museum Photo Collection October means two things around Stillwater – Halloween and Homecoming. One has a history that dates back much longer than the community while the […]

How Dry Was It? Prohibition in Stillwater

September 14, 2017

Story and images provided by Amy Loch, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director When you hear the word prohibition, most people imagine the roaring 20s filled with bootleg liquor and social excess, but not all […]

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