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Own A Piece Of Rathskeller History Through Planned Auction

Although State College’s famed All-American Rathskeller’s doors have been closed for nearly three years now, longtime fans can get their hands on a piece of its history through a new auction this summer.

Select pieces of the former restaurant’s memorabilia will be auctioned off from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at State College’s RE Farm Cafe. There, Skeller fans can get their hands on framed posters and photos, furniture, neon bar lights, and even the mid-bar.

The silent auction will accept only cash or credit payments. Any auctioned-off items must be taken home on July 17, according to the Skeller’s Facebook page.

The Skeller closed its doors back in January 2018. Before then, though, more than 10,000 people signed a petition to prevent the bar from shutting down, and countless Penn State alumni flocked to State College for the famed “Last Call.”

The Skeller’s history dates all the way back to November 9, 1933 — three days after the end of prohibition in the United States. Over the many years, the bar amassed a cult following that left an incredible legacy in State College — one that carries on at Doggie’s Pub, which opened in the Skeller’s former location. Although Doggie’s obviously changed some things up, the Skeller’s original booths remain in place at 108 S. Pugh Street.

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Matt DiSanto

By day, Matt is a senior majoring in journalism. By night, he's Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football lover, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza and "Arrested Development" quotes. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ if you hate yourself or email Matt at [email protected] if you hate him.

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