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Historical Society presentation about Nelson’s Candy Kitchen

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Date(s) - 08/10/2017
7:00 am - 8:15 pm

Tuolumne County Library Sonora Branch


Janice Nelson will talk about the history of her family’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Tuolumne County Historical Society and is open to all interested members of the community. Admission is free.

The Columbia Candy Kitchen has been the home of fine handmade confections since the late 1800’s when it was started by a Danish confectioner who settled in the historic town. A fellow Danish miner, C. Rex Nelson, became the confectioner in the 1930’s. Four generations of the Nelson family have continued to produce fine candies from those original recipes. Light refreshments will be served, and Mrs. Nelson will have some samples.