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10/9 am
on KET

5:30/4:30 pm
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Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia

It's a bit of pop culture that may never fall flat. Have a Coke and a smile as we take you through the Elizabethtown, KY, home of the world's largest private collection of Coca-Cola collectibles.

The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia first opened to the public in 1977, originally located in the Elizabethtown Coca-Cola bottling plant.

Roy Minagawa, Schmidt Museum curator The collection, which started with only a few antiques, now numbers well over 80,000 items. In the Fall of 2005 the Schmidt Museum moved to its new 32,000 sq. ft. facility located at 109 Buffalo Creek Drive, Elizabethtown. KY. The museum includes a Coca-Cola gift shop and soda fountain.

Take a virtual tour.

Program 215
Sculptor Ed Hamilton, Chef Joe Castro and GE's Monogram Experience Center, and a visit to The Schmidt Museum of Coca-ColaŽ Memorabilia. Donovan Reynolds, president of Public Radio Partnership, is our guest. (#215)