On Saturday April 12th, History Club visited the PEZ Museum in Orange, Connecticut. Shawn Batchelder ’16 (president), Kelly Galligan ’17 (treasurer), Kim Avery ’14, and Elissa MacInnis ’17, were in attendance. The PEZ candy dates back to 1927 and was invented by Austrian Eduard Haas III. PEZ is actually an acronym for the German word for peppermint, “pfefferminz,” which uses the first, middle, and last letters of the word.  The Museum consists of several thematic displays, such as animals, sports, and Batman, a gift shop, and visual access to the factory. The PEZ Museum is a family-friendly activity and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the History Club.

History Club will also be hosting a trivia night on April 22nd with free food and prizes and a fundraiser later this month. The club meets every Tuesday at 3:30pm in the Student Center. For more information, contact us at historyclub@easternct.edu