Interning at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar was a memorable experience, and incredibly helpful in furthering my skills as a professional writer. I would recommend this museum to anyone looking for experience as a writer, historian, or to anyone interested in learning more about Stillwater’s rich history.Read More
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.Read More
Visit the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History in the historic Sheerar Cultural Center, located at 702 S. Duncan Street in Stillwater, Oklahoma. For over 40 years, the Sheerar Museum has been collecting, preserving, and presenting Stillwater's history and culture. The Sheerar Cultural Center is also available for rental for various types of events including: recitals, concerts, performances, meetings, weddings, reunions, etc.
This video was created in conjunction with the Students of Oklahoma State University's School of Strategic Communications.Read More
Getting to and from Stillwater has not always been the easiest task.
In the early years following the Land Run of 1889 that included settlement of the Stillwater area, travelers loaded up wagons or rode horses to the nearest train station in Orlando or Perry. Long before paved roads, to say it was a bumpy and time-consuming three-plus-hour ride is an understatement. The railroad arrived in Stillwater in 1900 and access to the community and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (OAMC) became a little less cumbersome.Read More