I’m a Pepper Ringer and Baseball Tees
100th Anniversary of Dr Pepper celebration in Waco sparks interest in creating a museum. W.W. “Foots” Clements spearheads efforts to establish a museum.
Non-profit organization established by Calvin Smith, Wilton Lanning and Glen Houston.
Established first museum office with professional staff
Joe Cavanaugh named Executive Director
Launched first major fundraising campaign
Began restoration of the "Home of Dr Pepper"
Opened to the public on May 11 (with 900 square foot exhibit area)
Began fundraising for second phase
Began second phase construction (back of first floor, front of second floor)
Purchased All-Tex property located at 500 Mary St.
Opened new exhibits on first and second floors
Tripled size of gift shop to increase earned income
Began fundraising for long-term exhibition on first floors ($258,500 goal)
Project funded through Meadows Foundation matching grant ($91,000)
Opened long-term exhibition on first floor
Began fundraising for Free Enterprise Institute
The Museum accepted the donation of the Dunagan Archives, the most comprehensive soft drink archives in Texas and the Southwest
Formal opening of W. W. “Foots” Clements Free Enterprise Institute
Launched Internet home page
Launched Free Enterprise Educational Program
Began plans for expanding program to different grade levels on site
Began formal plans for expansion of Museum
Approved architect's preliminary plans for expansion of campus
Jack N. McKinney named Executive Director
Launched $6.5 Million fundraising campaign
Caritas property purchased by the Museum for future expansion.
The Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary and 600,000th visitor in May.
Cadbury Schweppes begins payment of $1.5 million pledge to Dr Pepper Museum expansion
W. W. “Foots” Clements, Chairman Emeritus of Dr Pepper Seven Up Inc. and benefactor of the Dr Pepper Museum passes away at the age of 88. The Museum acquires the Behrens Collection of drugstore and pharmacy objects and archives.
Construction is completed on a new parking lot for the Museum
Construction is completed on a new courtyard for the Museum
The Museum’s endowment fund grows to over $800,000.
City of Waco grants $339, 000 TIF money to the expansion campaign
May 11, 2005 850,000 visitors by the 14th Birthday of the Museum
Renovation of the Kellum-Rotan Building begins
Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages announces that it will move its collection of soft drink objects and archival material valued at more that $2.6 million to the care of the Dr Pepper Museum.
Dr Pepper Museum welcomes its 1,000,000th visitor.
W.W. "Foots" Clements--Dr Pepper Salesman Exhibit opens on the Museum's third floor. Kellum-Rotan Building exterior renovation completed.
In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the creation of Dr Pepper, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group issued a $750,000 three-year challenge grant for the expansion of the Dr Pepper Museum