Candy history exhibit highlights Greek Americans in Chicago
Jun. 12, 2016
CHICAGO (AP) — An exhibit about Chicago's candy-making history is opening at a museum in the city's Greektown neighborhood.
The National Hellenic Museum hosts the exhibit, which is titled "Sweet Home Chicago." It tells the stories of the Greek immigrants who ran candy and ice cream shops throughout the city by the late 1800s.
By 1906, one of the nation's Greek language newspapers reported there were 925 Greek-owned candy and ice-cream businesses in Chicago.
The "Sweet Home Chicago" exhibit includes photos, artifacts, a short documentary and activities such as a candy quiz and a candy-wrapping challenge. It was created by the Elmhurst Historical Museum. The exhibit's stay at the National Hellenic Museum begins Thursday.