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 […]

Take a Kid to a Museum

May 1, 2011

by Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director I still remember my first visit to a museum. It was a school field trip—that’s how many kids visit a museum for the first time, right? […]

Canis Locus Familiaris

April 3, 2011

by Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Somewhere between ten and fifteen thousand years ago, people first domesticated dogs from the gray wolf.  Some experts believe that people domesticated wolves when humans took in […]

History’s Mysteries and Stillwater’s First Responders

September 1, 2010

By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director In search of history, a researcher often discovers more questions than answers.  Last spring, public history graduate students began the initial legwork of researching the history […]

Sheerar Museum and Local Arts are Intertwined

March 9, 2010

By Ammie Bryant, Director Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Located on the lower level of the Sheerar Cultural and Heritage Center, the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History’s existence is deeply intertwined with Culture and the […]

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