Posted by LBS on Jan 04, 2018
Our speaker this week was Dan Schoeneberg, Administrator of  the Arlington Heights Historical Museum.  We learned that the museum has 6 buildings, houses 50,000 artifacts, and reaches 5,000 residents every year.  It is a 3 way partnership between the Arlington Heights Park District, the Village of Arlington Heights, and the Arlington Heights Historical Society.    Central to the museum is the home , soda factory, and story of Frederick Muller, who was also known as “Pop” Muller.  
The original founder of the Arlington Club Beverage company, Pop has his own Facebook page, featuring photos of  a lifesized “flat Muller” in and around Arlington Heights.  One of several youth camp offerings is the “science of soda pop” camp, and development is currently underway for a Pop Shop play area that will be a children’s soda factory complete with bottling stations and a delivery truck.  If you want to learn more about the Arlington Club beverage company, then you will want to make a visit to the “Pop of Local Flavor” exhibit at the museum.    If you like good food, you will not want to miss, Pour and Pair at Pops on March 3rd,  a craft food and drink tasting that will benefit the Arlington Heights Historical Society.  For more information about upcoming programs, events, and exhibits, visit the museum website www.ahmuseum.org.