News

Executive Director Jack N. McKinney has announced                                                            changes to the museum’s schedule of operations for                                                            2015.  The Dr Pepper Museum will be closed on several                                                       Mondays during the upcoming year.  The Museum will                                                          be closed on Mondays from January 12, 2015 through                                                         Monday, March 2, 2015.  Monday operations for the                                                       public will resume on Monday, March 9, 2015 and                                                                continue through the Labor Day holiday on                                                                             Monday, September 7, 2015.  The Museum will again                                                            be closed on Mondays from September 14, 2015                                                                  through Monday, November 16, 2015.

The Dr Pepper Museum has previously been closed                                                               only four days each year.  New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday,                                                    Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

“The decision to close on several Mondays during 2015 was carefully considered,” stated Mr. McKinney.  “Those two segments of the year both reflect very low visitor attendance and sales.  The museum was operating at below breakeven on those days.  Staff will make maximum use of this time for cleaning, maintenance and repairs to the facility.  In addition, we will continue to schedule and accommodate the Free Enterprise Institute’s educational programming on those Mondays.  Those programs can be presented without additional staffing costs.”

At its October 30, 2014, meeting the Board of Directors approved the 2015 budget that increased the admission price for Seniors and Military to $7.00.  This increase will take effect on Friday, January 2, 2015.