Tuesday, April 01, 2008

10-2-4 Club Madness and TAM 2008

Wow, this blog is a two-fer today! Two exciting events happened last month that the Dr Pepper Museum staff always looks forward to: the 10-2-4 Collectors' Club Convention and the Texas Association of Museum conference. Both are great venues to network with other people who love the same things we do!

10-2-4 Collectors' Club Convention 2008

Every year Dr Pepper collectors from all over the United States gather in Waco, TX to share collectibles, information, and just good old fashioned Dr Pepper fun! The Museum always hosts an opening dinner, and this year we got to show everyone our wonderful new collections storage. Joy and Brian did an excellent seminar about drug stores and their relationship with soft drinks, and we are hoping to get the video of that up shortly. Enjoy photos and be sure to check out the club website on the links page of the Museum's website to find out more information about joining the 10-2-4 Collectors' Club!

Texas Association of Museums 2008

TAM always serves as a great professional development opportunity for the staff here at the Museum, and this year it was in beautiful Galveston, TX! Mary Beth was a speaker at a workshop about podcasting that was very well-received and has re-energized her to crank out some more podcasts and video blogs!! Everyone went to informative sessions and even had a little time for beach visits in between. There aren't any pictures of us in sessions because we were too busy listening and taking good notes, but here are a few to let you know what the feel of the trip was like. If you are a museum professional from Texas and are interested in attending this meeting visit TAM's website here. The Dr Pepper Museum's online exhibit Behind the Label: Cadbury Schweppes is actually TAM's featured exhibit right now, so be sure to check it out!

The view from our hotel

Mary Beth is very excited about the beach!

The beautiful Ashton Villa


Mary Beth as a roughneck at the Offshore Oil Rig and Museum

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