Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dr Pepper Museum on the CBS Early Show!!

Well, we did it!! Jennie Sheppard was successfully interviewed on the CBS Early Show and the Dr Pepper Museum and Dr Pepper in general was proudly displayed for the nation. Check out these pics from yesterday morning!

The early morning crowd. This was at about 5:15 am!

The CBS Great American Vacation Winnebago.

The crowd with the suspension bridge and the Alico building in the background.

One of my favorite shots. The is the crowd on the suspension bridge with the shadows of the ground crowd in the foreground. The shadow was caused by the lights used for filming.

Josh, David, and Sunny waiting for their close-up! Ok, not really, but waiting for SOMETHING to happen.

Jennie with the mic on her shirt and the Sugar Cane Dr Pepper in her hand for Dave Price. He is about to interview her!

Me (Mary Beth, on the left) and Carrie at about 6:00 am waiting to pass 0ut Dr Peppers.

The crowd once the sun came up.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Dr Pepper Museum on the CBS Early Show!!

Set your alarm clocks, because on Friday, July 21, 2006 the Dr Pepper Museum will be featured on the CBS Early Show! Weatherman and feature reporter Dave Price will be in Waco Friday morning as a stop on the Early Show's Great American Vacation segment, which highlights great American cities and gives out vacations to deserving residents in each of the towns along the way. The staff of the Dr Pepper Museum will be at the Waco suspension bridge bright and early wearing bright teal and brown staff shirts, so make sure to keep an eye out for us! Jennie Sheppard will be interviewed, the delivery truck will be there, and many choruses of "I'm a Pepper" will be sung, so don't miss it!

Pepper Poses #1

This is the first in a series of posts that highlight real-life Dr Pepper fans who have captured their love for Dr Pepper on film. If you have a favorite Dr Pepper shot, send it to and perhaps it will be featured in the blog! We love to hear from fellow Dr Pepper lovers!

This is the nephew of Fran Edwards, who was obviously extremely happy to see Dr Pepper during his tour of duty in Iraq!

This is Jillian Conner, and her mom Evelyn sent us this beautiful picture of Jillian relaxing with a new Dr Pepper after a long swim. The friendly dragonfly was just a bonus!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The First Ever Post!! And just in time, too....

Hello Dr Pepper Lovers! This is Mary Beth, the Research Associate here at the Dr Pepper Museum, and I am proud to announce the arrival of the Dr Pepper Museum into the 21st century! In addition to this blog, we recently added podcasting as an alternative to our audio wand tour, and I am currently working on updating the website. The website is in serious need of a facelift, so we branched out into the unknown and purchased our own web design software, which I have been attempting to learn over the past few days. Another exciting event on the horizon is the expansion of the museum into the Kellum-Rotan building accross the courtyard. We will start moving our collection this fall, with our offices, the gift shop, the soda fountain, and many new exhibits soon to follow.

The most recent large project we completed was the restoration of our wagons. Last year we purchased two beverage wagons that we have been slowly restoring for use in our transportation exhibit. One is a 1910 dray wagon, which has its original body and undercarriage, and the other is a three-tiered wagon that was rebuilt in the 1960s. We restored the dray wagon to make it look like a Wells-Fargo wagon that would have been rented to the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Co. to cart large barrells of syrup all over town. The other was restoed to look like the wagons that were owned by the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Co. It is dark green with bright yellow decals, so I am sure Baylor will like it as well. They both look amazing, and after spending a whole month painting, I am glad they turned out so well. They made their debut over the Fourth of July Weekend, and they will be back on display indoors once the Kellum-Rotan expansion is completed.

These are just a few of the projects that are in the works right now, and more updates are sure to come, so stay tuned!!

Delivering Just what the Doctor Ordered,

Mary Beth