ATLANTIC, Iowa -- Celebration is underway for the annual Coca-Cola Days in Atlantic. The town celebrates the Atlantic Coca-Cola franchise, declaring this town as the Coke capital of Iowa.
This is also a big weekend for the Coca-Cola Museum at 207 Chestnunt in downtown Atlantic. The museum has thousands of Coke-branded items.
“A lot of people clean out their grandma’s attic and find a lot of things and that brings back memories,” said Margaret Slepsky of the Coca-Cola Museum. “They would have to disband with all that, so they bring things in.”
The museum is located inside a former meat locker. The old door and overhead meat rail has been left in tribute to the former business.
"We had a gentleman from Colorado give us 500 bottles, and we built these racks to display those there from all sorts of things from the Olympics,” said Slepsky. “We’re selling some things to raise money to help support the museum.”
The Atlantic Coca-Cola Museum is in operation on Saturdays from April to Christmas. They do open by special appointment for groups.
“We’re all volunteers. We have a good time and we just enjoy helping share this love of Coca-Cola,” said Slepsky.
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