$2 MILLION OF DR PEPPER, OTHER SOFT DRINK BRAND ARTIFACTS HEADING TO DR PEPPER MUSEUM
Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, Maker of Dr Pepper, Partners with Waco Museum on State Fair of Texas Exhibit Celebrating History of NationÃ¢ÂÂs Oldest Major Soft Drink
Since it was first poured from the fountain of a Waco, Texas, pharmacy in 1885, Dr Pepper has made an unmistakable mark on American culture and enjoyed a passionate consumer following that continues growing today.
Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), the makers of Dr Pepper, recently went through 121 years of Dr Pepper history stored in its archives and will soon be sending $2 million worth of Dr Pepper and other soft drink brand artifacts, rarities and memorabilia to the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco. Vintage cans and bottles dating back to the 1950s, a 50-year-old vending machine that sold Dr Pepper for 10 cents a bottle, and a Dr Pepper syrup dispenser used in the early 1900s are among the more the 70,000 items that will be on loan to the Dr Pepper Museum.
In recognition of this expanded partnership, CSAB and the museum are bringing the rich heritage of Dr Pepper to life during the State Fair of Texas with a wide ranging exhibit in the Texas Department of AgricultureÃ¢ÂÂs Food & Fiber Pavilion in Fair Park, September 29 through October 22.
The exhibit at the State Fair will feature vintage packaging, photographs, advertising, classic promotional items, and other rarities furnished by the Dr Pepper Museum. Fair-goers can walk through time with Dr Pepper, from its early days in Waco through its explosive popularity in the 60s, 70s and 80s up to its status today as one of the fastest-growing soft drink brands in the country.