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The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History welcomes new leadership this month as Roger Moore takes over as the Director of the facility. Moore is a Stillwater native with the right experience and education to lead the local history museum into the future.
Moore, a 1985 Stillwater High School graduate, served in the United States Army from 1990 to 1995 and is a Desert Storm veteran. Following his five-year stint in the service, he attended Oklahoma State University, focusing on journalism. In 1999, he became the sports editor for the Stillwater Newspress where he remained until 2009. Since that decade at the newspaper, Roger has remained busy with his own freelance journalism business, broadcasting sports events for OSU and Stillwater High School, and by returning to OSU to continue his studies in history. The author of two books for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Roger received the National Wrestling Media Association’s Journalist of the Year award in 2004 and continues his role as a member of the OSU wrestling radio broadcast team.
Roger completed his Bachelor’s of Arts from OSU in 2012 and joined the Master’s program in public history. He completed his Master’s of Arts in 2015. During his studies, Roger spent many hours at the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, helping with exhibit design, research, and all the things necessary in regards to running a local history museum.
In June, Roger and his wife, Tara, celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. Tara is also a longtime Stillwater resident who works as a Lead Instructional Developer at Fire Protection Publications and is currently finishing work on her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State.
“I’m excited to see the growth of the Museum under Roger’s leadership,” said former Director Ammie Bryant. “I’ve worked with Roger in the past, I know what he can do as a researcher and with exhibits. He’s going to do a great job!”