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This week's Pennsylvania Treasure, a Michter's whiskey decanter, dates to around 1980. 

Decanter distills importance of whiskey in Pennsylvania

This decanter traces its roots to one of the oldest commercial distilleries in the nation.  Located in Lebanon County, the former distillery was renamed Bomberger's after 1861 and became Michter's in 1975.  A local legend holds that the day before Prohibition was implemented, residents lined up outside the distillery for the last legal drops of whiskey. 

 
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In early 2012, The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission launched the Collections Advancement Project (CAP), a program to inventory and catalog our vast and significant holdings of art and artifacts. These efforts are resulting in better stewardship of our collections which represent Pennsylvania arts, culture, history, sciences, business and agriculture. As a component of the project, CAP curators have researched rarely exhibited artifacts and works of art. We are sharing these Pennsylvania Treasures with the public through weekly updates.
 
 

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