Kick off your weekend at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park! Thursday Nights at the Museum is a weekly series that is sometimes the most fun, sometimes the most thought-provoking, and always the most interesting night of your week. The museum exhibits are open late, and you’ll enjoy cash bar and food for purchase, pop-up activities, concerts, lectures, and more. Thursday Nights at the Museum is sponsored by WashU.

We’re not trying to sugarcoat things, but we’re sweet on St. Louis history! On Thursday, July 18th, join us for a candy-coated evening celebrating the history of confections in our region, from cotton candy to Pixy Stix to SweeTARTS to chocolate galore. Satisfy your sweet tooth with hands-activities, demonstrations, and samples, and hear stories about candy history—including the story of cotton candy at the 1904 World’s Fair—in bite-sized presentations by food historian Suzanne Corbett and Patrick Murphy, author of Candy Men: The Story of Switzer’s Licorice.