Join Zachary Long, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator at Pennsbury Manor, as he shares the story of clear toy candy and some of his collection of candy molds in this Virtual Ephrata Academy presentation on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. The free program from the Historic Ephrata Cloister is offered on Zoom and requires advance registration. Participants can register at the above link or via our website www.EphrataCloister.org by following the link under the Calendar of Events on the homepage.
Clear toy candy is a traditional confectionery that has origins in Germany, England, and even Scotland, with forms of this candy dating back to the 17th century. Clear toy candy quickly became an art form and has dazzled children and parents alike throughout the Christmas and Easter seasons. During this presentation will explore the history of this candy, as well as the molds and manufacturers who made it all possible.
The Virtual Ephrata Academy program is presented on the second Thursday of each month except December by the Historic Ephrata Cloister. Details on upcoming holiday programs at the historic site including the Candlelight Open House on November 27, Christmas at the Cloister on December 13 and 14, and Lantern Tours on December 27 through 30 can be found on the website www.EphrataCloister.org.
The National Historic Landmark, the place where Ephrata began, is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with support from the Ephrata Cloister Associates.
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522