North End Candy Store Makes Sweet Donation Beacon Hill Museum Will Give Out Yankee Doodle Candy

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New North End nostalgic Candy Store, Yankee Doodle Candy before even opening its doors proves to be community minded by donating Halloween Candy to the Nichols House Museum. The Museum every Halloween participates in Beacon Hill's extravaganza giving candy and a bit of a history lesson to ghouls and goblins...and princesses too.

Halloween is almost here, and, deciding where to trick-or-treat is as important as what costume to wear. Its strategic, do you know where you’ll be going?  What houses hand out the best candy?  Which neighborhoods have the most houses, with the least walking?  Are there any that give away pennies, apples or any other disapproving kid treat?  These days news travels fast.  Valid concerns, yes, it’s so disappointing to a kid to come home with a bad stash. 

Treats from The Nichols House Museum at 55 Mount Vernon Street on top of Beacon Hill will fulfill kid’s conquest of a great stash this year thanks to Yankee Doodle Candy, a new North End candy store.  Owner, Lia Collin announced it is donating hundreds of pieces of its nostalgic candy to the Museum. “I can’t wait to hear and see how the kids react to old fashioned candy, in an old fashioned setting” said Collin. “I still remember how happy I was when I received special candy on Halloween when I was a child… and still do.” The Nichols House Museum participates in Beacon Hill’s Halloween tradition as a citywide magnet, famous for its over-the-top decorations in the spirit of spooky, fun and safe. 

Yankee Doodle Candy recently opened its unique candy store at 56 Salem Street, which is in the historic North End neighborhood near the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Freedom Trail, and Paul Revere’s home. Rather than selling the kind of chocolates that are available in many area stores, Yankee Doodle Candy decided to sell nostalgic candy, artesian chocolates, and bulk candies, reminiscent of an “old fashioned candy shop.”  The store’s website details the candies that are available at the mouthwatering shop.

The nostalgic candy that the store donated includes Mary Jane’s, button candy, Necco, Jolly Rancher, Mike & Ikes, Nerds, Atomic Fireballs to name a few. Treat bags of these candies will be distributed on Halloween by longtime Nichols House supporters David and Emily Beal.

“My husband and I will be wearing period clothes similar to the clothes worn by the Nichols family more than 100 years ago,” said Emily Beal. “We hope that the children will be intrigued enough by our clothes to ask their parents about them and then visit the museum. Of course, we realize that the children will first want to eat the candy.”

The Nichols family lived in the four-story town house from 1885 to 1960. In 1961, the house became a public museum that reflected the home life of families who lived in Beacon Hill in the late 19th century and early 20th century.  The museum exhibits hundreds of items that display the lives of late 1800s and early 1900s Bostonians. The architecture, furniture and decorative objects are unique to Boston.

 “The Nichols House Museum is a 19th century house, for a 20th century family, with 21st century ideas,” said Victoria Glazomitsky, Executive Director of the Nichols House Museum, who noted that the museum is open throughout the year and has a schedule of lectures, programs, and special events for the Boston community.

For more information on the Halloween event and the museum, you can phone 617-227-6993. Visiting hours and admission prices are listed at this website at

Yankee Doodle Candy will have its official Grand Opening one week prior to Halloween on October 24th.  For more information, you can phone 617-323-1862 or visit website at

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mary Malaszek at 617-323-1862 or email at



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