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 […]

Stillwater Museum Welcomes New Director

October 3, 2019

Story submitted by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar There’s a new director at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar—be sure to drop by and say hello! Amelia Chamberlain has a lifelong love of […]

More than Just Another Brick in the Wall

September 11, 2019

Story by Roger Moore Images courtesy of Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Photograph collections and exhibits It is hard to imagine what Frenchmen Louis Jardot would think about his section of land in the […]

Wedding Memories in Stillwater

August 12, 2019

By Dr. Mark Janzen, Director of Museum Studies at UCO We all have moments in our lives that we want to remember. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, and a hundred other special occasions mark the various stages […]

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