Tasty Tales of Stillwater History Through Recipe Cards

July 6, 2020

Tasty Tales of Stillwater History Through Recipe Cards Story provided by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Director Amelia Chamberlain Getting ready to cook a recipe isn’t quite what it used to be. Instead of […]

Stillwater’s History in Hats: From the Functional to the Sublime

May 9, 2020

Story provided by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar has an extensive textile collection—including over 250 hats. The Museum’s collection also contains numerous historic photographs including pictures of […]

“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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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