Wild West Show history rides into Stillwater Public Library Nov. 14

November 1, 2017

Story and image provided by Stillwater Public Library The Wild West is coming to Stillwater Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. when historical interpreter Anna Davis presents, “Surpassing in Truthfulness: The History of Pawnee […]

How Dry Was It? Prohibition in Stillwater

September 14, 2017

Story and images provided by Amy Loch, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director When you hear the word prohibition, most people imagine the roaring 20s filled with bootleg liquor and social excess, but not all […]

1916-2016: A CENTURY OF COWBOY CADETS Exhibit opening September 7, 2016

September 5, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. (SEPT. 1, 2016) – The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History opens a new exhibit, “1916-2016: A Century of Cowboy Cadets”, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. A reception with refreshments will be held from […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]