Historical treasure of the month: Moonshine still

Published 2:53 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Moonshine stills like this workable one on display at the Polk County Historical Association museum were hidden in the woodlands of Polk County. Stills were usually located near water, often on the bank of a stream or spring. This well-used still, never discovered by the “revenoores,” when retired was donated to the museum.  

When you visit the museum to see the still and other local artifacts, you can read the recipe for moonshine and the Department of the Treasury permit we are required to display for a workable still.

 To enjoy and learn about local history, visit your PCHA Museum at 60 Walker Street, Columbus, N.C. We are open Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and by appointment.

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– article submitted by George Comparetto