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July 27, 2018

Look for the Helpers: Mister Rogers & Officer Clemmons

In 2016, François Clemmons donated his Officer Clemmons jacket, shirt, and tie to the History Center collection. The History Center is proud to be the home of the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” set in addition to other artifacts related to the television show, including one of his sweaters and a pair of sneakers, which have all become pop culture icons.

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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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May 28, 2018

The Last Letters

These vignettes use last letters from the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives to commemorate the lives of four soldiers who were killed in the line of duty. This post is adapted from a talk given by Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives Director Eric Lidji on May 27, 2018 at the Homewood Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day program.

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