Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet Home Chicago

Millions of nickels have flashed across the counter in exchange for these for each of these leading Mars bars.

A few years ago Beth designed and curated an exhibit for the University of Chicago called Sweet Home Chicago  based on the wonderful collection housed in the John Crerar Library. The exhibit reviewed the candy history of Chicago and highlighted many of the sweets that were created and have been manufactured in the city. The popular exhibit has recently become accessible again and can be viewed online at the University of Chicago library website. The new web exhibit covers everything from early ice cream producers to the start of Wrigley and looks at how women found a place in the bourgeoning candy industry. Indulge your sweet tooth and take a look!

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