Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Calling all Interns!!!

We are gearing up for the summer around here and wanted to let you all know that we are accepting applications for internships now! Interested in finding out if a career in museums is the right fit for you - now is your chance!!!

  • Fascinated by the real historic stuff - come spend the summer working in collections. The plus side of this is the air-conditioning in the middle of the summer!! You might actually want to bring a sweater and gloves!!!

  • Interested in learning more about the stuff you see on exhibit and like to work with your hands? We've got a spot for you creative types on our exhibit design team!

  • Do you enjoy working with children and talking to people? You sound like a perfect fit for our programs staff!!!

Applications are due by April 1! Check our website, for more details!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Helpful Hints from Days of Yore

As some of you may know, we just finished installing our latest temporary exhibit Birth of a Brand. Birth of a Brand is all about the early years of Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry. Almost all of the objects on display are original to the time period (1885 - 1925) and there is A LOT to see!

One of the objects on display is a book entitled A Gold Mine in Soda: MacMahon's Latest Recipes and American Soda Water Dispenser's Guide. This snarky volume contains many quotes worthy of an "ooh!" and an "ahh!" but the following pages stood out as the most appropriate to display and share with all of you. Pay particular attention to the section entitled "How to Attend a Soda Fountain" :)

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Sage advice from a wise man, and oh so applicable today! We invite you to come to our soda fountain and experience a hand made Dr Pepper, and while you are here be sure to check out Birth of a Brand!