What's Happening at the Sheerar? July

What's Happening at the Sheerar? July

With of the heat of July setting in, it is time to enjoy the annual Cool Classics series.  This will be the 12th season of this summer tradition bringing cool musical relief to the long summer months when Stillwater’s arts and culture scene is just a little quieter. All concerts within the series take place on July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. Each concert will start at 7:30 and will be approximately one hour in length. Admission is completely free, but seating will be limited to the first 200 people in attendance.

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What's Happening at the Sheerar? May

What's Happening at the Sheerar? May

Each spring the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar and the Oklahoma Wondertorium partner for our award winning 3rd grade program “How Oklahoma Began.” Each year we host around 600 students from area elementary schools.  As we approach the half-way point for this year’s program, it is a great time to talk about some of our experiences with the 3rd graders. 

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We Owe It All to a Simple Button

We Owe It All to a Simple Button

Forty-four years after the museum’s founding, it is nice to see the museum’s first collection can still be viewed with new eyes.  If you haven’t looked closely at the museum’s buttons in a while, please stop in and take a fresh look.  We are sure there is still more to discover and remember in the words of Mike and Molly Sheerar “we owe it all to a simple button.”

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What is Happening at the Sheerar? March

What is Happening at the Sheerar? March

Every March, Stillwater becomes abuzz with the community read “One Book, One Community.”  This year’s book “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is a great read which connects history, mystery, and the birth of the FBI.  At the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar, we are pleased to partner with the Stillwater Public Library and the greater Stillwater community for this program. This year we have focused on the oil portion of the book, paired with our new exhibit: “The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County.” 

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What Happening at the Sheerar? February

What Happening at the Sheerar? February

This Saturday’s program is one of my personal favorites: History Mysteries.  “History Mysteries” is a game of clues in which the audience attempts to figure what objects are and what they were used for.  Each time I run this program, I am surprised by how children respond.  Sometimes an object will be recognized right away, from their grandparent’s house or a museum experience, and other times I get some very creative answers, which never fail to make me smile at their originality. Occasionally, I manage to stump the entire crowd, and this is where the fun begins. 

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