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The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is located at 702 S. Duncan St. on the lower level of the Sheerar Cultural and Heritage Center. The Museum features exhibits about Stillwater and Payne County from the first land run that opened Oklahoma Territory for settlement in 1889 to the end of the twentieth century.
Did you know that there was a bid for the college between Stillwater and Perkins? A site location commission from the legislature visited both towns prior to making a decision and although Perkins offered a closer proximity to the territorial capital and a train station, things Stillwater lacked, Stillwater's officials "lavishly entertained the commissioners" on their overnight stay, winning the bid. Upon finding out about the commission's decision, a Perkin's leader proclaimed, "We are sunk! These Stillwater fellows are just a damned shrewd bunch of horse traders."
Find out interesting things like this and more when you visit the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History!
|Museum Hours:||Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm|
|Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 4pm.|
|Closed Mondays and Holidays.|
|Admission is free|
Please visit http://www.sheerarmuseum.org/ for additional information.