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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The “Cowboy” that inspired the Oklahoma State Cowboys: Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton

September 5, 2011

By Ammie Bryant, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Director  “I’d rather have a pocket full of rocks than an empty gun.” If you’ve lived in Stillwater or been an Oklahoma State University student or fan for […]

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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