Mapping Pennsylvania history, one stitch at a time

Mapping Pennsylvania history, one stitch at a time

Only three 19th century samplers depicting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are believed to still exist and, of those, two are the work of a young Pennsylvania public school girl named Elizabeth Leoser. One of her works was purchased by the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 1989. CAP Curator Amy Frey selected this artifact as this week’s …

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Michter’s decanter distills the importance of whiskey in Pennsylvania’s history

Michter’s decanter distills the importance of whiskey in Pennsylvania’s history

In recent years, micro-distilleries producing hand-crafted whiskey have popped up across Pennsylvania, sparking a whiskey revival and generating renewed interest in one of the commonwealth’s oldest traditions. This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure is a decanter of Michter’s whiskey produced circa 1980 at a former Lebanon County distillery that traces its roots back more than 200 years. …

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