“Where Oklahoma Began”

April 5, 2020

Stillwater’s Earliest Citizens Story by Rachel Seitz, Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar OSU Writing Intern  On April 22, 1889, cannon fire signaled the official start of the first Oklahoma Land Run, which opened up […]

Pioneer Proud: the Chesbro Legacy

March 8, 2020

Story by Roger Moore Every year, be it rural or urban, Northeast or Southwest, someone who has influenced young minds in a classroom, on the court, or in any academic capacity decides it is time […]

Stillwater American Legion Post 129 Celebrates 100 Years of Service

March 5, 2020

by Rachel Seitz 2020 marks one hundred years since the official chartering of American Legion Post 129. Located at 611 S. Main, the post is known for its dedicated service to Stillwater veterans, its rich […]

Stillwater History: Magic Lanterns and Technological Obsolescence

February 9, 2020

Story provided by Amelia Chamberlain, Director of Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar’s exhibit and programmatic focus in 2020 is on preservation; in particular, preservation of family heirlooms. […]

The Gems who made our gems

February 7, 2020

Stillwater’s Jewelers through the years Story by Roger Moore The origins of Valentine’s Day are probably not what you think. A little research shows Romans, martyrs, and third-century decapitations, not something associated with romance. However, […]

Preserving Our Cultural Heritage for the Future

January 14, 2020

Story by Amelia Chamberlain, Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Director One of the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar’s community roles is to receive and collect the material culture of Stillwater and to preserve […]

Barber Shop Musings

December 5, 2019

Story by Roger Moore What is one business, gathering place, or taken-for-granted downtown establishment that just about every rural community has or once had? Think about a classic scene from Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter […]

Trivia, Quilts, & Veterans at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar

December 2, 2019

By Amelia Chamberlain, Director For the past three years, the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar has created a datebook entitled “The Way We Were.” The bound booklet contains images of the permanent collection of […]

Beautiful Time Capsules

November 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar  Story by Amelia E. Chamberlain, Director  While the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. […]

From Tradition to Taboo and Back Again

October 8, 2019

A Look at the History of Tattoos Story by Roger Moore There was a time, still is for some, that perceptions of those with any form of body art, tattoos or piercings, was unenthusiastic. Perhaps […]

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