First Time for Everything: Curating an Exhibit

First Time for Everything: Curating an Exhibit

I loved my experience at my summer internship so much that I signed up to return in the spring. However, this time I was given my own exhibit to research, write, design and install. I was initially in shock.  I was about to get a full, hands-on experience doing what I hope to be doing for a living in just a few years.

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7 Great Reasons to Visit the Stillwater History Museum this December

7 Great Reasons to Visit the Stillwater History Museum this December

7 Great Reasons to Visit the Stillwater History Museum

1. See the new travelling Basket Quilt Exhibit 
2. Take your family’s retro Christmas photo
3. Make a God’s Eye ornaments on Dec 20th 2- 4 pm
4. Stay warm reminisce with family and friends 
5. Shop for unique holiday gifts
6. Help us beat our 2014 attendance record! 
7. Free admission every day

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Basket Quilts and Baskets

Basket Quilts and Baskets

This winter the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is featuring a traveling quilt show from the American Quilt Study Group, “The Study of 19th Century Basket Quilts”. This exhibit will also include a variety of handcrafted baskets from Stillwater residents. Three of the weavers, whose work will be included in the exhibit, are Judy Mahle, Debby Strickland, and Cathy Southwich,   Each was mentored by the late Bernie Kopel.

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Pistol Pete at the Museum

Pistol Pete at the Museum

This fall the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar will be turning the pages of history to often untold stories.  To get you into the Homecoming spirit, Lillie Solomon and her daughter Annette Shamas will be joining us at the museum on Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 pm. They will share stories of Lillie’s 44 year history of working to the keep the Pistol Pete Mascot heads looking their best. 

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