Curator inspired by whimsical work of art

Curator inspired by whimsical work of art

John Scholl constructed this wood and wire sculpture, titled “Fountain with Peacocks,” around the year 1900. Standing more than 6 feet tall, the work of art depicts two peacocks seated on the edge of a fountain. The fountain is perched on top of a delicate, colorful base adorned with wooden beads. The peacocks are joined …

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Dairy farmers leave legacy molded in butter

Dairy farmers leave legacy molded in butter

Not every Pennsylvania Treasure comes in the form of an inaugural ball gown or a desk set from Tiffany Studios. Sometimes, it’s all about the butter. Gardiner C. Criswell donated this butter mold, along with a host of similar prints from her husband’s large collection, to the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Made of maple wood, …

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