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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cool Classics Summer Concert Series Celebrates 13th Season at Sheerar Center

July 2, 2019

Story and photo provided by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar This July, the “Cool Classics” summer concert series will return to the Stillwater History Museum and Sheerar Cultural Center Auditorium, located at 7th and […]

How Oklahoma Began

May 4, 2019

Story by Matthew Koster Photos provided by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar This spring twenty-six classes of 3rd graders from Stillwater and the surrounding areas will take a trip to the Stillwater History Museum […]

Stillwater’s 2019 Summer Activity Guide

May 2, 2019

With summer break on the horizon, many families will be making plans for summer activities. Stillwater summers are packed with fun things to do to keep kids and their families busy.  We have compiled this […]

Stillwater Main Street

April 4, 2019

Story by Matthew Koster Photos provided by Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Stillwater’s Main Street began in 1889, following the first Oklahoma Land Run. Like any other city center, it became a hub of […]

Automobiles in Stillwater

March 7, 2019

Story by Jorge Luis Chavez, OSU History Student and Stillwater History Museum Intern In 1904 the first fully-operational automobile was showcased at the Stillwater County Fair.  On that day, the citizens of Stillwater began their […]

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