VHS offers sweet new class on the history of candy

Explore sweets from the very first varieties through the mid 1900s with this class July 28th.

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From the Virginia Historical Society:

Join us on Thursday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m. for something truly delicious. Susan Benjamin will lead a class, “From the First Candy to Retro Treats,” and take us through the history of candy, beginning with the very first sweets to favorites from the mid-1900s. (YES, there will be samples.)

Specific topics will include:

  • How the American love of candy began
  • Native American foods
  • The role Virginia played in creating the candy we eat today
  • The use of candy as medicine and during wars

Tickets are $25/VHS members and $30/nonmembers. Register by Thursday, July 21.

Class participants should enter the VHS using the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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