Advertisement:

Calling all Candy Lovers: Sweet Home Chicago Exhibition Looks at Chicago's Candied Past.

Calling all Candy Lovers: Sweet Home Chicago Exhibition Looks at Chicago's Candied Past.
Looking Back at Chicago's Sweet Past.

CHICAGO, Thursday, November 29, 2012. Chicagoans are in for a treat when Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital exhibition opens this Saturday at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Did you know that at one time Chicago produced about one-third of the candy in the U.S.? Name your favorite candy and odds are good that it was produced in Chicago.  Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers, Wrigley’s gum, Tootsie Rolls, Red Hots, Jawbreakers, Cracker Jack and of course, Fannie May and Brachs candy are just some of the iconic brands on display--all "born" in Chicago.

The Sweet Home Chicago exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that are sure to bring back memories for many as they relate the story of Chicago’s romance with all things sweet.

The exhibit was produced by the Elmhurst Historical Museum and was on display there earlier this year. The free admission exhibit will be on view at the Harold Washington Library Center from December 1, 2012 through March 3, 2013, in the Special Collections Exhibit Hall on the 9th floor.  It will be open during regular library hours.  400 South State Street.

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • What’s happening around town

    Love Never Dies at Cadillac Palace Theatre

    The Wolves at Goodman Theatre

    Jeeves In Bloom at the Ruth Page Theater (1016 N. Dearborn) through February 26.

    A Moom for the Misbegotten at Writers theatre through March 18

    Auto Show through February 19

    St. Patrick’s Day

  • Meet The Blogger

    Carole Kuhrt Brewer

    Arts, dining, theater and entertainment reporter for media since 1997.

  • Follow me on Twitter.

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Categories

  • Recent Comments

    • I don't know why St Louis is not #1 on that list. It should be, it is nowhere near as…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • In reply to Richard Davis:
      Actually I am not a shopper and definitely not a one percenter or would even care to be. What I…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • The increasing taxes and fees and general cost of living in Chicago is driving out the middle class. If…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • In reply to Rick:
      What makes this a little different is the Chicago connection...definitely worth checking out. The Art Institute always does a good…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • Went to the Picasso museum in Paris and loved it. Glad they are bringing his works to Chicago. Will definitely…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
  • Google Analytics Stats

    generated by GADWP 
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: