Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar

Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar

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I just lost my Cousin Mark Hartness and in his belongings are the blueprint for the W.H. Wilcox , Esq.house(Judge Wilcox was his maternal grandfather) I was wondering if the Museum might be interested in these and the many family photos( Hartness and Wilcox and Grove(my side). I am not sure that his 1st cousins Bob and Richard Jones are interested in these(though I have asked Bob but not heard back)?-Stephen Sanford

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is dedicated to increasing public interest in, and knowledg We are Stillwater's History Museum!

The Museum features exhibits about the history and culture of the region known today as Stilllwater. Visitor amenities include a museum shop with unique gifts and rental of a 200-seat auditorium available for weddings, recitals, concerts, meetings, and more.

Operating as usual

01/06/2023

Come join us for a fun night in Stillwater on January 14, at 6:30 p.m.!

150 seats are available for the screening of “Relentless Ride,” the docu-style feature film following a small group of individuals attempting the 2021 edition of the Arkansas High Country Race.

Tickets are $25 per person and include one complimentary beverage courtesy of

The producer/directors from and race director will be in town to share with us. All proceeds will go directly to Sheerar Auditorium whose mission is to illuminate, preserve, and celebrate the diverse collective history of greater Stillwater.

After-party at Stonecloud Brewery directly after movie and Q&A with riders, film directors, and race director.

Tickets are available on the website!

01/06/2023

The Stillwater History Museum will be closed from December 24 through January 16 for cleaning and collection work. We'll reopen on January 17 with new exhibits focusing on Tulsa's Greenwood district and Stillwater's Washington School.

01/02/2023
12/31/2022

Save the date! Stillwater Community United will be having their annual for AND this year the in person commemoration returns to the Community Center. More details about both events can be found at library.stillwater.org/mlk_day.php.

Partner organizations include Mount Zion Baptist Church, Stillwater Police Department, Visit Stillwater, and Oklahoma State University's Division of Institutional Diversity.

12/30/2022

The Stillwater History Museum will be closed from December 24 through January 16 for cleaning and collection work. We'll reopen on January 17 with new exhibits focusing on Tulsa's Greenwood district and Stillwater's Washington School.

12/29/2022

We appreciate your support!

12/25/2022

Stillwater History Museum and wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

12/25/2022

Stillwater History Museum and wishing you a Merry Christmas with this Hawaiian greeting!

12/24/2022

Stillwater History Museum and wishing you una Feliz Navidad!

Come join us for a fun night in Stillwater on Jan 14th! There’s 150 seats available for the screening of “Relentless Ride”, the docu-style feature film following a small group of individuals attempting the 2021 edition of the Arkansas High Country Race.

🎟️ Tickets are $25 per person, include one free beverage courtesy of @stonecloudbrewingstw 🍻The producer / directors from @kombicreative and @arhighcountryrace race director @onermaa will be in town to share with us.
All proceeds will go directly to @stillwaterhistorymuseum Sheerar Auditorium whose mission is to illuminate, preserve, and celebrate the diverse collective history of greater Stillwater.

After party at Stonecloud Brewery directly after movie and Q&A with riders, film directors, and race director.

Tickets available on the @midsouthgravel website! 

Stoke is high 🤘 12/23/2022

Come join us for a fun night in Stillwater on Jan 14th! There’s 150 seats available for the screening of “Relentless Ride”, the docu-style feature film following a small group of individuals attempting the 2021 edition of the Arkansas High Country Race.

🎟️ Tickets are $25 per person, include one free beverage courtesy of @stonecloudbrewingstw 🍻The producer / directors from @kombicreative and @arhighcountryrace race director @onermaa will be in town to share with us.
All proceeds will go directly to @stillwaterhistorymuseum Sheerar Auditorium whose mission is to illuminate, preserve, and celebrate the diverse collective history of greater Stillwater.

After party at Stonecloud Brewery directly after movie and Q&A with riders, film directors, and race director.

Tickets available on the @midsouthgravel website!

Stoke is high 🤘

Come join us for a fun night in Stillwater on Jan 14th! There are 150 seats available for the screening of “Relentless Ride”, the docu-style feature film following a small group of individuals attempting the 2021 edition of the Arkansas High Country Race.

🎟️ Tickets are $25 per person, and include one free beverage courtesy of 🍻The producer/directors from and race director will be in town to share with us.
All proceeds will go directly to Sheerar Auditorium whose mission is to illuminate, preserve, and celebrate the diverse collective history of greater Stillwater.

After-party at Stonecloud Brewery directly after movie and Q&A with riders, film directors, and race director.

Tickets are available on the website!

Come join us for a fun night in Stillwater on Jan 14th! There’s 150 seats available for the screening of “Relentless Ride”, the docu-style feature film following a small group of individuals attempting the 2021 edition of the Arkansas High Country Race. 🎟️ Tickets are $25 per person, include one free beverage courtesy of @stonecloudbrewingstw 🍻The producer / directors from @kombicreative and @arhighcountryrace race director @onermaa will be in town to share with us. All proceeds will go directly to @stillwaterhistorymuseum Sheerar Auditorium whose mission is to illuminate, preserve, and celebrate the diverse collective history of greater Stillwater. After party at Stonecloud Brewery directly after movie and Q&A with riders, film directors, and race director. Tickets available on the @midsouthgravel website! Stoke is high 🤘

12/23/2022

The Stillwater History Museum will be closed from December 24 through January 16 for cleaning and collection work. We'll reopen on January 17 with new exhibits focusing on Tulsa's Greenwood district and Stillwater's Washington School.

12/22/2022

Delayed opening until noon today. Please stay warm! And be careful!

oh the weather outside is frightful and we want your pipes to stay delightful and since it's gonna be really cold let it drip, let it drip, let it drip

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 12/21/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to see the new exhibit featuring many beautiful quilts from the American Quilt Study Group!

Fran Kordek created "Dogwood Blossoms" after being inspired by a 1960s quilt of the same pattern. The original design is Bucilla pattern, No. 1587 titled "Dogwood Blossoms" and was offered as a pattern beginning in 1965. For more information about this amazing quilt, visit the Stillwater History Museum to read the exhibit card!

12/20/2022

Where in the Stillwater History Museum am I?

Find the kettle and tag us in your pictures 📸

12/17/2022

Jessica Borth bring us holiday cheer!

12/17/2022

Come listen to Misspent Ukes this morning!

12/17/2022

Come listen to Misspent Ukes this morning!

12/17/2022

Come see what all Downtown Stillwater has to offer this weekend for the holiday season! *FYI - There is always shopping & dining too.

12/16/2022

The quilt exhibit currently on display will end on Friday, December 23. Be sure to make time to stop by Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm, to see these beautiful works of art. The museum will be closed from December 24 through January 16 for cleaning and other tasks. We hope you'll stop by on January 17 to see new exhibits!

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Visit the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to see the new exhibit featuring many beautiful quilts from the American Quilt Study Group!

Sharon Fulton Pinka's "Ohio Handkerchief Quilt" is based on an 1875 Civil War Kerchief Medallion quilt in the collection at the Michigan State University Museum. The handkerchief in the center of the original quilt was supposedly carried by an Ohio Union soldier during the Civil War. For more information about this amazing quilt, visit the Stillwater History Museum to read the exhibit card!

12/15/2022

We Wish You a Merry Tango

THIS Saturday (11:00am-5pm) bring the family by the Stillwater History Museum and create your very own handmade ornaments! 🎄 Swing by early (10:30-11 or 12-12:30) and you might just catch Jessica on the violin playing Christmas Carols!!!

Jessica is a local violinist with 20+ years of Performance and Teaching experience. A world class musician - Jessica has performed for audiences across the globe! Looking for private lessons (Violin, Viola, Piano, Voice) Be sure to say a hello on Saturday and connect!

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Visit the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to see the new exhibit featuring many beautiful quilts from the American Quilt Study Group!

Kathy Anderson's "English Medallion" contains a center focus block surrounded by several concentric borders. The original quilt was large and is assumed to have been a family quilt.

Anderson said this was her first medallion quilt and she loved the challenge! For more information about this amazing quilt, visit the Stillwater History Museum to read the exhibit card!

KIDS Radio Show • A podcast on Anchor 12/13/2022

KIDS Radio Show • A podcast on Anchor

'Tis the season for theater of the mind !! Listen right now or anytime to the podcast as Miss Carolyn takes her little nephew Theodore on a Christmas time shopping trip to the Lions Mall where some pretty wacky things happen in unusual stores along with fitting music. Don't miss this adventure on KIDS Radio Show to put you in the mood of the season. Just click here on https://anchor.fm/kids-radio-show to listen to "The Shopping Trip" episode and listen on Spotify or many other link choices listed on that page. Some fans (young and old)c use and .

KIDS Radio Show • A podcast on Anchor On Sept. 19, 1981, the K.I.D.S Radio Show premiered on KSPI FM radio station broadcasting out of Stillwater, Oklahoma. The radio sitcom/musical expertly blended clever, kid-friendly comedic stories with children’s genre song selections. The weekly radio show was the brainchild of Carolyn Meyer, a ...

12/13/2022

Where in the Stillwater History Museum am I?

Can you find the telegraph machine? Take a picture and don't forget to tag us! 📸

12/10/2022

Located in a historic setting, the Stillwater History Museum is on the lower level of the Sheerar Cultural and Heritage Center. The historic building was originally constructed in 1928 to house the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the first such congregation west of the Mississippi River.

Originally begun by the Stillwater Arts and Humanities Council, the museum opened to the public on November 17, 1974. The building is named for Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sheerar, whose initial donation of $25,000 was matched by community-wide fundraising, for a total of $80,000. This enabled the council to purchase the building to house the museum. Since 1989, the Sheerar Museum has been owned and governed by the Stillwater Museum Association, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation. In 2017, the museum's name was changed to the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to better reflect its purpose.

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Congratulations Terry! Stop by the museum to see Terry's memorabilia on display through December 23.

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 12/08/2022

We want to congratulate the Stillwater High School football team on their state championship! 🎉

Stop by the Stillwater History Museum to pick up your Stillwater Pioneer items!

12/07/2022

So much to see & do in Downtown Stillwater!

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 12/07/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to see the new exhibit featuring many beautiful quilts from the American Quilt Study Group!

Jennifer Perkins created "Amish Medallion" using cloth of different lengths like the original quilt's design. On the exhibit card, Perkins said this quilt was fun to replicate because she is usually a very symmetrical quilter and this quilt was different. For more information about this amazing quilt, visit the Stillwater History Museum to read the exhibit card!

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Where in the Stillwater History Museum am I? Find the bobbin container from Murphy's Hardware Store!

Make sure to tag us in your pictures 📸

12/02/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum on Fridays and Saturdays up through December 23rd to make a "wood cookie" ornament! We provide all the supplies. While you're here, tour your favorite Stillwater history museum and check out the gift shop for unique holiday gift-giving ideas. Ho ho ho!

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 12/02/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum gift shop for old-fashioned candy sticks. We have a variety of fun flavors to try!

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 12/01/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to see the new exhibit featuring many beautiful quilts from the American Quilt Study Group! "Ode to Hewson" draws inspiration from a bedspread created by John Hewson Sr. around 1800.

For the quilt study, Annette Burgess used Hewson reproduction fabric and included many Hewson motifs to make her quilt. For more information about this amazing quilt, visit the Stillwater History Museum to read the exhibit card!

11/30/2022

We're thankful for all the support we receive from our community 💛 $SHMUSEUM

11/29/2022

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 11/24/2022

Can you find the butter churns in the Stillwater History Museum?

Tag us in your pictures! 📸

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 11/23/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum gift shop to find fun holiday decor for your house or dorm room!

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 11/23/2022

We hope that everyone enjoys their long holiday weekend. In honor of both holidays, the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar will be closed Thursday through Monday, November 24-28.

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 11/22/2022

Visit the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to see the new exhibit featuring many beautiful quilts from the American Quilt Study Group!

Terry Terrell created a replica of Jane Weakly's Leche Quilt from the early 1800s. "While the overall design was fairly common, the use of setting triangles composed of half-square triangle blocks is very unusual, and its structured, linear design sets off the soft, curving lines of the center medallion and floral prints." ("Baby Jane" exhibit card)

For more information about this amazing quilt, visit the Stillwater History Museum to read the exhibit card!

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 11/20/2022

Where is this podium in the Stillwater History Museum? Make sure to tag us in your pictures when you find it! 📸

Our Story

We are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Stillwater, Oklahoma. We seek to tell thought-provoking stories of Stillwater’s past and to connect these stories to modern issues through engaging experiences. The Museum features exhibits about Stillwater and Payne County from Indian Territory until today. We also offer a museum shop with unique gifts and rental of our 200-seat auditorium for weddings, recitals, concerts, meetings, and more.

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702 S Duncan Street
Stillwater, OK
74074

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

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