The new year brought us a new staff member here at the museum. We are quite excited to have Gabe working with us at the museum and he has gotten off to a terrific start!
So we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce him to you! And for all of you Peppers with inquiring minds, he's a Pepper, too!
Hello, my name is Gabe Schooley and I'm the new Exhibit Manager for the Dr Pepper Museum. I have worked in the museum field for the past 12 years – first with Texas Parks and Wildlifeat Fort McKavett State Historic Site as the Exhibit Technician I and then with the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford, where I served as Director of Operations.
I would like to thank all the staff and board of directors for making me feel welcomed to this great organization. I have only been part of museum staff for four weeks. In this short time, I've had the opportunity to work on several exhibit installations as well as starting on the ground floor of two exhibits which I think are going to be great fun. In February we will be opening Dr Pepper and Sports, the exhibit will include photographs of local and professional sports teams which Dr Pepper has sponsored through the years as well as several hands on exhibits to test your knowledge of sporting equipment and teams. The second exhibit, Toy Tech, is right up my alley. Toy Tech is a traveling exhibit which will allow visitors the opportunity to develop all sorts of toys and test the results of their work. Keep an eye out on our website and blog to learn more about Toy Tech.
I cannot thank everyone enough for the warm welcome I have received and look forward to helping the museum staff and board of directors in seeing the vision of the Dr Pepper Museum achieved.