The invention of Kool-Aid in Hastings, Nebraska is being celebrated all weekend, and the Hastings museum is an important part of the festivities.
It's where the original Kool-Aid Man costume can be found.
The museum had a grand reopening today of the ‘Kool-Aid: Rediscovering the Dream' exhibit.
"Someone from Hastings Nebraska invented such a popular cultural icon," said Roxy Taylor, Hastings Museum marketing director.
The soft drink, invented 85 years ago by a Hastings entrepreneur named Edwin Perkins, remains an important icon to residents of Hastings and Kool-Aid fans from all over.
Taylor said "We decided, with the funds that the Kitty M. Perkins Foundation helped us with, to focus a lot more on Edwin Perkins, the inventor, the creator of Kool-Aid."
Kool-Aid lovers of all ages had the chance to see the new and improved exhibit.
Jim Pietruszynski, was one of the many spectators touring the new exhibit today. Coming all the way from Chicago, he said the experience brought back some fond memories. "I grew up in the 70s, always been in love with the Kool-Aid man, admiring the character and the story line behind him," said Pietruszynski.
You can find more information on all the Kool-Aid Days activities at www.Kool-AidDays.com.