Museums & Historic Sites to Visit in Stillwater!

Hey there, welcome to my blog! My name is Kaitlyn and I have a passion for history. I have a master’s degree in history from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and love to write about history tips and museum visits! This post includes some of my favorite museums and historic sites to visit in Stillwater, Oklahoma. For more information about each individual museum or historic site, please click on my blog links or the Instagram posts at the end of each section – let’s get started!


Oklahoma State University – Stillwater Campus

Old Central

Old Central is the oldest building on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. It currently houses the Honors College at OSU and I had a few classes in the basement when I was a student. It’s a really neat building that contains so much history!

For more information on preservation efforts and current pictures of the building, see my longer blog post: Old Central

Willard Hall (Left) & Edmon Low Library (Right)

OSU Student Union (Left) & Gundersen (Right)

Thatcher Hall Air Park

The Thatcher Hall Air Park at OSU honors ROTC and veterans. There is a plane, two canons, and several plaques to walk around and see. For more information, see my longer blog post: ROTC Thatcher Hall Air Park

Nancy Randolph Davis Statue

The Nancy Randolph Davis statue stands in front of the Nancy Randolph Davis building on Monroe street (this is the middle of the OSU campus). Her story is inspiring and I hope you’ll read my longer blog post to learn more!

For more information, see my longer blog post: Nancy Randolph Davis Statue

Heritage Hall at Gallagher Iba Arena

Heritage Hall inside of Gallagher Iba Arena tells the history of Oklahoma State University athletics. This hall covers all sports at OSU and has some of the coolest memorabilia – like the old Pistol Pete head pictured below. Stop by before or after attending an athletic event at OSU or stop by Monday-Friday during business hours.

For more information, see my longer blog post: Heritage Gall at Gallgher Iba Arena

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Oklahoma State University is known for its wrestling program which has won 34 NCAA Championships. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is on the North Eastern corner of the Oklahoma State campus. It’s a neat place to visit with a ton of cool history. Don’t forget your camera so you can take a picture on the podium!

For more information, see my longer blog post: National Wrestling Hall of Fame


OSU Museum of Art

The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is a small art museum in Downtown Stillwater. Exhibits rotate in and out pretty frequently, so there is always something new to see. The historic building that houses the museum is beautiful!

For more information, see my longer blog post: OSU Museum of Art


Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar

The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is one of my favorite places to visit in Stillwater. The museum tells the story of the founding of Stillwater and how the town has progressed. There is also rotating exhibits so there’s something new to see each month!

For more information, see my longer blog post: Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar


Dr. Angie Debo Statue at the Stillwater Public Library

Dr. Angie Debo’s statue stands outside of the Stillwater Public Library. She was an amazing historian with a cool story – read more about her in my longer blog post!

For more information, see my longer blog post: Dr. Angie Debo Statue


Historical Markers in Stillwater

There are other historical markers all across Stillwater! I’ll drop the addresses below so you can go find them if you want to!

Last “Boomer” Town (Left) & Land Run Boundary Line (Right)

Fire Station No. 1 (Left) & Captain David Payne Memorial (Right)

Bonus – Transformers

I know the Transformer statues aren’t historical, but they’re fun to see if you’re visiting Stillwater. Bumblebee is on the West side of Stillwater on highway 51 and Optimus Prime is on the East side of Stillwater on highway 51!

Concluding Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed looking through all of these super cool historic sites and museums! Make sure to use this post when you plan your next trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma.

If you have any questions about the places I visited, please feel free to send me a message on my contact page. 

Happy traveling, friend! I’ll talk to ya soon! 🙂

One thought on “Museums & Historic Sites to Visit in Stillwater!

  1. Your website/blog are incredible!!! OSU is amazing and your research and presentation of facts blow my mind away. Wouldn’t it have been something to pay between $7-14 for a room. I love history and love reading your works!!! Great job Katie 👏🥰

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