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September 8, 2005

Albany -- Bobs Candies will be closing it's Albany manufacturing plant in one month. But South Georgians can now tour a history of the 86 year old candy cane company.

The Thronateeska Heritage Museum opened it's history of Bobs Candies exhibit Thursday. It holds actual machines and items used in Albany to make the sweet treats from 1920 until today, including the 1929 Model T delivery truck.

There are various packages and products Bobs made over the years, and newspaper archives of the candy company and the city of Albany's growth. Curator Christopher Pike said "As Albany has changed over the years, Bobs has played a part in that. You will see a lot of things that happened, especially during the civil rights movement and how Bobs was instrumental in helping to work through that time."

The Bobs Candies exhibit can be seen at the Thronateeska Heritage Museum from noon until four Thursday through Saturday.

Hurricane evacuees are invited to tour the Museum for free.

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