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December 12, 2018

A Few of our Curators’ Favorite Things

We put the question out to the History Center’s curators and archivists: What are your favorite things at the History Center? Which artifacts have captured your interest? What stories do you love to tell? Just in time for the holiday season, we hope you enjoy this look at a few of our curators’ favorite things.

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December 3, 2018

West and South from Philadelphia: Early American Powder Horns Made by Horners, Combmakers, & Turners

Today, the rich legacy of powder horns, which make up the vast majority of those produced from Pennsylvania and points south during the 18th and early 19th centuries, has been preserved by a handful of collectors and scholars.

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November 21, 2018

Gobbling Up Thanksgiving with Pittsburgh Flare

Thanksgiving Day is a time for celebrating with friends and family, but it’s also a national holiday where Americans can feast on delicious food. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and the ever-present apple and pumpkin pies adorn tables across the nation. However, it is the quintessential turkey that is synonymous with the yearly meal, often residing at the center of dinner tables. To commemorate the holiday, a Westmoreland County glassware company produced a serving bowl in the shape of the iconic fowl.

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