In March of 2001, the Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute acquired the Kellum-Rotan Building located adjacent to Museum at the corner of Jackson and 5th Street. The renovation of this historic building into the Museum’s East Wing Building has added an additional 36,000 square feet of floor space including new free enterprise classrooms, climate-controlled archive and collection storage, relocated Gift Shop, Soda Fountain, new restrooms, and the 7,000 square foot Emerson Holt – Ted Getterman Exhibit Gallery.
During the last 15 years, a limited amount of repair and restoration work has been undertaken in the Museum’s original building, the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company Building (AMBC Building). Minor repairs and painting were completed each year as the Museum’s operating budget would allow. Today, with two buildings in operation and a sharp rise in attendance, additional funding is needed to undertake major repairs and restoration of the 112-year-old AM&BC building.
A list of Giving Opportunities of $250 to $250,000 are available upon request. Contact the President & CEO Jack McKinney for more information.