The Settlers Call this place the Town of Stillwater

February 5, 2016

by Ammie Bryant, Director  of Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History There are many different stories and legends about how Stillwater got its name.   Some people say that Native American Indians in the area called the nearby […]

The County Fair: Inspiring a Community to Achieve Excellence

August 1, 2014

By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Today a Fair evokes thoughts of carnival rides and the midway with cotton candy, giant corndogs, and other deep-fried delights cooked on a stick.  In the […]

Old Central Remains Tangible Tie To “Where the College Came From”

April 8, 2014

by Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Originally called the College Building, Old Central serves as an iconic symbol of Oklahoma State University.  In 1894, its doors opened to students of the Oklahoma […]

A History of the Northeast Corner of Seventh & Main

February 8, 2014

By Roger Moore,  Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Since the early stages of the twentieth century, the northeast corner of Seventh and Main Streets has produced plenty of memories for residents of the Stillwater community. […]

School Days

September 6, 2013

by Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Last month the kids returned to school and some of our Stillwater students experienced the first day of school in a brand new Highland Park Elementary […]

Did Oklahoma Really Begin in Stillwater?

April 22, 2013

By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Many of us know the story of the Land Run of 1889 and have repeated the claim that Stillwater is where Oklahoma began, but did Oklahoma […]

The History of Stillwater’s separate school, Washington School

February 2, 2013

by Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director February is African American History month. The origins of African American History month can be traced back to the 1920s.  Carter G. Woodson was a Harvard-trained […]

Practical Museum Tips You Can Apply at Home

May 8, 2012

Or “Family Heirloom Care”  By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Because I work in a museum, people often ask me how to care for family heirlooms.  There is rarely a simple answer […]

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