Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream
Location: Lower Level
Did you know Hastings is the birthplace of Kool-Aid?
That wonderfully sweet flavored soft drink that kids (of all ages!) enjoy was the brain child of Hastings native Edwin Perkins.
Click here to learn about the history of Kool-Aid!
You see, Perkins had a dream to become a self-employed business success – and he discovered his dream through hard work and a little ingenious marketing. Perkins created and sold many products, but in 1927 while in Hastings he developed Kool-Aid. And the rest is history.
Hastings Museum Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream exhibit explores the life of Perkins and how Kool-Aid became an international cultural icon that’s relevant yet today.
Kool-Aid is a registered trademark of KF Holdings.