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 […]

Friday Night Lights in Historic Stillwater

September 7, 2017

Story and images provided by Roger Moore Historians speak of Stillwater’s early settlers pitching tents and dipping their feet in Stillwater creek near what is now Couch Park. Those early Kansans we know as Boomers […]

While waiting at a traffic light ….

August 10, 2017

Story by Roger Moore, photos courtesy of the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History For much of the summer, motorists entering Stillwater from the east on Highway 51 experienced a delay or two due to a […]

Sheerar Museum Welcomes New Director

August 4, 2017

Story provided by the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History As always the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is in constant motion, and this summer is no different. The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is excited […]

Historic Stillwater at the Movies

July 5, 2017

Story by Roger Moore A small boy, bored while his mother shops in Depression-era downtown Stillwater, meanders up and down Main Street. Something catches his eye as he walks by an older building with a […]

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