Nov
1
to Feb 11

Civil War Quilts 1850-1865

The Study of Civil War Quilts: 1850-1865 comes to the Stillwater History Museum this fall.  The traveling quilt show will be on display from November 1st through mid February. For each traveling show, the American Quilt Study Group picks a theme and quilt group members select a historic quilt for inspiration. Some quilters use the historic quilt as a template, while others use it to create an entirely new work. Inspiration can come from a family heirloom, a museum, or any other source. Come check out these amazing works of art at the museum.

 

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Nov
24
to Dec 22

Remembering the Holiday's

The Stillwater History Museum will be highlighting holiday items from our collection to get you in the spirit, and children of all ages will be able to make old fashioned paper ornaments at the museum.  Regular museum hours, free admission. 

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Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Open House

Join the Stillwater Museum Association, on December 7th, for refreshments, music, and don’t miss the new travelling Civil War Quilt exhibit, before the downtown Christmas Parade.  Stillwater Community Singers will lead caroling at 6:00 pm.  

 

 

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Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Exhibit Opening

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History will be opening two new exhibits “How Dry Was It? Prohibition in Stillwater and Inside the Fallout Shelter: Civil Defense in Stillwater.  A reception with refreshments will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday September 21st. The opening event is free to the public.

How Dry Was It? Prohibition in Stillwater will guide visitors from the Territorial Period through today, as they explore Oklahoma’s’ prohibition past and what new laws could mean for the future. Come find out what prohibition really meant to the people of Stillwater and Payne County.  This exhibit will present both sides of the issues and will show how controversial and yet trivial the debate became. 

Inside the Fallout Shelter: Civil Defense in Stillwater will take visitors inside a mock Cold War Shelter. They will get to see exactly what type of provisions were inside and how long they could survive.  They will also learn about Stillwater’s role as a training grounds for Civil Defense education and how these preparations compare to disaster preparedness today.

The exhibits will remain on display until August of 2018.  The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is open to the public free of charge Tuesdays through Fridays from 11-5 and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4. 

 

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Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Cool Classics

TRIO ALEZSKY features Paulo Eskitch, violin; Allyson Eskitch, piano; and Lou Lynch, cello. Paulo Eskitch is a graduate of the University of Kansas. Paulo currently performs with the Signature Symphony at TCC, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and Trio Tulsa. Allyson Eskitch also graduated from the University of Kansas, and then continued with a MM in piano performance from the Peabody Institute. Currently Ms. Eskitch resides in Tulsa, OK where she teaches piano at the University of Tulsa and Barthelmes Conservatory. Lou Lynch graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory and obtained a MM from the Missouri Conservatory in Kansas City. He continues to perform with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.

The July 28th reception is provided by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History's Cool Classics Summer Concert Series is FREE and hits the stage every Friday night at 7:30 starting on July 7th and running through July 28th. Lasting approximately one hour, the concerts are followed by a reception. There is wine and punch, and with the auditorium’s capacity of 200 being pushed for all four performances, it is wise to arrive early for the first-come, first-serve seating.

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Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Cool Classics

APPASSIONATA VIOLA & HARP DUO features Jeff Cowan, viola; and Jill Wiebe, harp. Jeff Cowen has been performing professionally for the past 30 years. He currently serves as principal violist in the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Ballet. Harpist Jill Wiebe has enjoyed a freelance career that has taken her around the world. She currently performs with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Ballet. 

The July 21st reception is provided by the Payne County Historical Society.

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History's Cool Classics Summer Concert Series is FREE and hits the stage every Friday night at 7:30 starting on July 7th and running through July 28th. Lasting approximately one hour, the concerts are followed by a reception. There is wine and punch, and with the auditorium’s capacity of 200 being pushed for all four performances, it is wise to arrive early for the first-come, first-serve seating.

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Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Cool Classics

The Orange Quartet is comprised of four students, Thomas Neely and Allison Johnston on violin, Hunter Sanchez on viola, and Samantha Kerns on the cello. These students started playing together two years ago at Oklahoma State University. They were looking for outside performance opportunities that would give them great experience and joy out of utilizing their skills for others in the community. They have played at a wide arrange of events that include Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame Alumni banquets, yearly banquets, and weddings. They have provided music as background music or as a focal point of many events. The Orange Quartet not only does quartet music for events, but can play as trio or duets as well if the occasion is in need of a different string ensemble.

On July 14th you will hear Samantha Kerns, Thomas Neely, and guest Nick Dool perform some arrangements of songs they have played in the past, along with some brand new arrangements. For this occasion, they have arranged some pop music for trio and have included a classical piece as well. The Orange Quartet would like to entertain questions about anything the audience may have in mind in between the performance of each individual song.

The July 14th reception is provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The museum will also be open late for Preservation50 Exhibit viewing. 

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History's Cool Classics Summer Concert Series is FREE and hits the stage every Friday night at 7:30 starting on July 7th and running through July 28th. Lasting approximately one hour, the concerts are followed by a reception. There is wine and punch, and with the auditorium’s capacity of 200 being pushed for all four performances, it is wise to arrive early for the first-come, first-serve seating.

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Jul
13
to Jul 27

Feature Exhibit

Preservation Oklahoma’s traveling exhibition “Preservation50: Oklahoma Celebrates the National Historic Preservation Act” will be on display in Stillwater, Oklahoma, July 13-27. The exhibit highlights the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and will be available for viewing at the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History located at 702 S. Duncan Street in Stillwater.

 

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Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Cool Classics

Grice Duo, students of local music teacher Mahlon Halleck, hit the stage July 7th. Halleck is one of the founders of the Cool Classics series and his student's performance has captured audiences for the eleven years.  

The July 7th concert is sponsored by the Stillwater Arts and Humanities Council, reception is provided by the Women's League of Voters.

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History's Cool Classics Summer Concert Series is FREE and hits the stage every Friday night at 7:30 starting on July 7th and running through July 28th. Lasting approximately one hour, the concerts are followed by a reception. There is wine and punch, and with the auditorium’s capacity of 200 being pushed for all four performances, it is wise to arrive early for the first-come, first-serve seating.

 

 

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