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 […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Sports

May 3, 2017

Story by Roger Moore, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Long before the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook was grabbing headlines on sports pages in Oklahoma, two giants from Oklahoma A&M brought national acclaim, championships, […]

G.I.s and the Growth of Stillwater in the Late 1940s

October 17, 2016

Story by Roger Moore, Director of Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Photos Courtesy of OSU Library Special Collections and University Archives Seventy years ago in the immediate aftermath of World War II, Stillwater and Oklahoma […]

A Century of Cowboy Cadets

September 7, 2016

Story by Roger Moore, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director For 100 years, Oklahoma State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) has helped prepare young men and women for service in the military. Graduates of […]

Stillwater’s Flight: From Barnstormers to Commercial Air Service

August 17, 2016

Story by Roger Moore, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director Images courtesy of Sheerar Museum photo collections Getting to and from Stillwater has not always been the easiest task. In the early years following the […]

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 […]

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 […]