Sweet Home Chicago: Chocolate and Confectionery Production and Technology in the Windy City

This exhibit was curated by Beth Kimmerle.

Wrigley's gum, Fannie May chocolate, and Cracker Jack are just some of the confections that have been created and manufactured in Chicago, a major center of candy production in the 20th century. Drawing from items in the substantial cookery collection at the John Crerar Library, this exhibit explores the history of chocolate and confectioners in the city and the science and technology of the candy making process.