104 S. 5th Street Philadelphia
“Sweet Exploration: Clear Toy”
Registration required – space will be limited to 30 attendees.
Join Shane Confectionery and the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum for a sweet exploration of Clear Toy hard candy, a local Pennsylvania-German tradition that dates to the 18th century. Candies were often gifted to children and set as table decor during the holiday season. Throughout the evening, guests will learn about this confection’s origins and holiday history, followed by a demonstration by a Shane’s confectioner using 19th-century molds. Attendees will learn about the art form, and unmold their own clear toy candy sculpture to take home.
After the program, explore the current exhibition Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic. This special, after-hours access can get you thinking about the connections between the movement of people, traditions, and borders before the exhibition closes on December 29.
Wed. Dec. 11th at 6:30p
American Philosophical Society Museum
104 S. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106