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June 14, 2018

Don’t Tread on Me: The Flag of Colonel John Proctor’s 1st Battalion of Westmoreland County, Pa.

One of the rarest objects from the American Revolution resides at the Fort Pitt Museum in historic Point State Park. We’re taking a closer look at the famous standard of Colonel John Proctor’s 1st Battalion of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, one of the first military units formed west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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June 4, 2018

Prohibition’s Legacy in Pennsylvania

The Keystone State is known for having some of the strictest alcohol laws in the U.S. Where did Pennsylvania’s liquor laws come from, and why are they so strict compared to other states? A look at the gubernatorial administrations of Gifford Pinchot provides some answers.

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March 30, 2018

Pysanky on Ice

Traditionally, Ukrainians find time in the week before Easter to create highly decorated eggs or pysanky that celebrate the resurrection of Christ. In 1992, Lynda Ellis, the grandchild of Ukrainian immigrants, drew on her heritage to share the good luck and positive symbolism of pysanky with her sons' favorite team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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