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Virtual Academy: Clear Toy Candy

Date(s): 11/11/2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Zachary Long, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator at Pennsbury Manor, as he shares his interest in the story of this colorful and tasty holiday treat. 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 we will explore the history of this candy, as well as the molds and manufacturers who made it all possible.

This is a FREE program, but you must register using this link.

After registering, you will receive an email with a link to use to join the Zoom call.

This program will be recorded and put on our YouTube page to view at your leisure along with past Ephrata Academy presentations. 

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister Summer Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wed. through Sat. & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sun. OPEN 9am-8pm Thurs. July 25th for Twilight Hours. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday.