Invented by Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska in 1927, Kool-Aid originally sold for 10¢ a packet and came in six flavors. Today, the Hastings Museum houses an impressive Kool-Aid collection as part of their "Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream" exhibit, including the original Kool-Aid Man costume worn in the television commercials. Click here to find out more.
Monday, September 24, 2007
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Did you know there is a Firefighters Museum in almost every state? With everything from authentic antique items to full-sized fire engines, these museums are as interesting to adults as they are to children. (Plus, they have innovative ways of teaching your child about fire safety.) To see a list of the ones we've added so far, click here.
Monday, September 10, 2007
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Thursday, September 6, 2007
Did you know that Arlington National Cemetery is situated on the pre-war estate of Robert E. Lee? The Federal government confiscated his land after the war began, then used it as a burial ground for Union soldiers. Arlington House, Lee's mansion, still stands and is now a Lee museum. Click here to learn more about Robert E. Lee's home.