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.