“The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County” exhibit is opening at the Stillwater Museum of History at Sheerar. In the 1910s, striking oil could transform a quiet town into a bustling community in a matter of days. In Payne County the discovery of oil was no different, leading to oil booms and busts throughout the county. Oil brought new life to the county, but also opened more doors for corruption and lawlessness. The exhibit runs through June 8.
One Book, One Community: “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is the ninth community-wide reading series for Stillwater. The programs are designed to foster a sense of community through a shared reading experience and to increase an understanding of a dark period in Oklahoma history and an appreciation of the Osage Nation