Mystery at the Museum or “The Case of the Anonymous Doorstep Donation”

May 26, 2016

By Brandon Neal Jones, Registrar and Ammie Bryant, Museum Director The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is truly grateful for every donation that furthers the mission of preserving Stillwater’s history, but donating to a museum […]

Record Turnout for the Sheerar Museum’s Newest Exhibit Opening and Program

April 10, 2016

By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director On March 8, the Stillwater Public Library kicked off its new community-wide reading event “Two Books, One Community Stillwater Reads The Great Gatsby and Fire in […]

With a Twist

April 1, 2016

by Stacy DeLano, Adult Services Librarian Cocktails of the 1920s are fun to read about. Frothy, syrupy, and sweet, the drinks of that era necessarily had to include lots of glitz and flavor to overcome […]

“Stillwater in the 1920s”

March 31, 2016

By Ammie Bryant, Director of the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History The 1920s was known as the Jazz Age. The glittery Gatsby image of flappers and slick young men decked out in racoon coats dancing […]

Theta Pond’s Not So Beautiful Beginnings

March 28, 2016

by Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Google “beautiful spots in Stillwater,” and chances are Theta Pond will top the list of search results.  Many visitors to the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History […]

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 […]

Stillwater’s First Christmas

December 1, 2014

By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Given the title of this article, you might imagine that Stillwater’s first Christmas occurred on December 25, 1889, just eight months following the first Land Run […]

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 […]

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