Get a taste of history this fall at the Thomasville History Center. Candy historian, Susan Benjamin will share how #candy
became America's favorite treat!
Ms. Benjamin travels the country presenting programs like this one and is an active participant in the @ga_historical_society speakers bureau, which helps connect affiliate members like the History Center with state and national experts to expand local program offerings. The Thomasville History Center is excited to welcome Ms. Benjamin for her lecture on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30pm.
This lecture includes a taste test of some traditional varieties of American candies provided by the speaker. Audience members must register in advance for this program so that adequate supplies can be prepared. Registration is $5 per person and interested participants must sign up online at thomasvillehistory.org/programs.
Susan Benjamin is a candy historian and author of numerous books, including Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of how Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure (Perseus, 2016). She is also founder of @truetreatscandy , the nation’s only research-based historic candy company. A former college professor, Ms. Benjamin gives presentations throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Mount Vernon Gardens and Hotel, where the @nytimes cited her talk as one of the top five events of the weekend. #thomasvillega
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