At the Stillwater History Museum, new exhibits open throughout the year, allowing for a different experience each time you visit. This spring, the museum is proud to present three new exhibits, which will be on display until summer of 2018.  Our new oil exhibit is here! Come learn about the history of Payne County's oil industry March 8th - March 31st. Visit often to keep learning about new chapters of Stillwater's history. 

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How Dry Was It? Prohibition in Stillwater

When you hear the word prohibition, most people imagine the roaring ‘20s filled with bootleg liquor and social excess, but not all parts of the US reacted in the same manner. Oklahoma was a dry state well before 1919, and it stayed dry long after the rest of the country repealed Prohibition in 1933. “How Dry Was It?    Prohibition in Stillwater” will guide visitors from the Territorial period through today, as they explore Oklahoma’s prohibition past.  


Inside the Fallout Shelter: Civil Defense in Stillwater

The Stillwater History Museum’s new exhibit, “Inside the Fallout Shelter: Civil Defense in Stillwater” showcases the history of Stillwater’s Civil Defense Agency and gives visitors a glimpse of being inside a fallout shelter.


The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County

The new exhibit "The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County" explores the rise and fall of the oil industry in Oklahoma. From the first spewing geyser to the disappearance of "black gold," the Stillwater History Museum will take you every step of the way.

Visit us to see all of our current exhibits