Woolrich: Weaving the fabric of Pennsylvania history

Woolrich: Weaving the fabric of Pennsylvania history

Selected as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, this three-piece hunting suit was purchased in the 1940s and used by Carlton States of York. One of Mr. States’ descendants donated the suit to The State Museum in 1996. Woolrich Woolen Mills in Clinton County, Pa., manufactured this red-and-black wool suit which includes a vest, a field coat …

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Would you pin your fortune to a “Gold Bug” candidate?

Would you pin your fortune to a “Gold Bug” candidate?

Fashioned in the shape of an insect, this gold-toned, pressed-metal pin is a campaign token from the presidential election of 1896. Complete with moveable wings, this political souvenir features black-and-white images of Republican presidential candidate William McKinley on the left and vice presidential candidate, Garret Hobart, on the right. During the 1896 election, heated debates …

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Curators uncover sweet souvenir from 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition

Curators uncover sweet souvenir from 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition

Pennsylvania is well known for being the home of Hershey Chocolate, but this is not the state’s only claim to chocolate fame. Wilbur Chocolate in Lititz, Pa. ranks as one of America’s oldest candy companies. This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure is a Liberty Bell-shaped glass bottle that contains candies made by Croft, Wilbur & Co. at …

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