Nuclear Blast from the Past

January 13, 2018

Story by James Gregory, Registrar at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Images courtesy of the Stillwater History Museum Photo Collections On August 20, 1964, a 200 bed, emergency Civil Defense (CD) hospital arrived […]

Finding a room at the inn

January 11, 2018

Story by Roger Moore There was a time, not too long ago actually, when finding a hotel room in Stillwater required plenty of advanced planning. But in 2018, it seems, much like the frequency of […]

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 […]

While waiting at a traffic light ….

August 10, 2017

Story by Roger Moore, photos courtesy of the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History For much of the summer, motorists entering Stillwater from the east on Highway 51 experienced a delay or two due to a […]

Sheerar Museum Welcomes New Director

August 4, 2017

Story provided by the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History As always the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is in constant motion, and this summer is no different. The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is excited […]

Historic Stillwater at the Movies

July 5, 2017

Story by Roger Moore A small boy, bored while his mother shops in Depression-era downtown Stillwater, meanders up and down Main Street. Something catches his eye as he walks by an older building with a […]

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, […]

Education: A Community’s Common Thread

April 10, 2017

Roger Moore, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director The phone rings often at the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History. The phone call goes something like this: Caller: “I’ve come across something that I think you […]

Grand Opera House Returns

February 14, 2017

Story and Photos provided by Roger Moore, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director If the walls at 116 East Ninth Avenue could talk, they would tell stories of fireworks from the roof, hypnotists, theatre groups […]

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