The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will celebrate its second annual Coca-Cola Week with a variety of events, and fun activities, including: a look at the Museum's Coca-Cola collections; a display of Coke vehicles; and a dinner featuring a Coca-Cola based menu.
The week kicks off Tues., Oct. 10, at 6:00 pm, with a Coca-Cola Dinner in ELsong Garden. This year’s Coca-Cola dinner will be a delicious four course meal, catered by Iron Cactus, with almost every bite made with a Coca-Cola product. The menu includes:

  • Appetizer: Cherry Coke Glazed Meatballs
  • Salad: Green Salad with assortment of dressings
  • Entrees: Golden Peak Tea Brick Chicken and Coca-Cola Beef Skewers
  • Veggies: Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms And Roasted Potatoes
  • Bread:  Sprite Biscuits
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Coke Poke Cake

Guests will be seated at a round table of eight, to encourage conversation and fun. Music will be provided by the LA Jazz Quartet. Reservations are required for this amazing event. The dinner is $45 per person, and seats can be purchased by calling 318-387-5281, or stopping by the Museum Gift Shop Tues. – Sat. from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Thurs., Oct. 12 at 7:00 pm, fourth generation Coca-Cola bottler, Randy Mayo, from San Antonio, will discuss the history of Coca-Cola; concentrating on how the caramel-colored liquid has influenced his life. As a great nephew of Joseph Biedenharn, first bottler of Coca-Cola, Mayo has an up close and personal perspective of Coke’s history. This event is free and open to everyone. The presentation will be located in the Education Building, located behind the Coke Museum.
Sat., Oct. 14, the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will offer free admission to the Museum from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, along with a number of special attractions and activities, including:

  • Diet Coke and Mentos geysers at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in ELsong Gardens. Children and adults will enjoy the results of a chemical reaction that shoots Diet Coke many feet into the air.
  • Visitors will be able to view and interact with classic Coca-Cola trucks, including:

Model A Ford, 1917 Model T, Coca-Cola Panel Truck, and a 1946 Chevy Flat Bed delivery truck. Soda Jerks will be available to illuminate patrons on the 100th Anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle.
The Bible Museum and Historic Biedenharn Home will also be open for tours during Coca-Cola Celebration day.
The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens is open Tues. thru Sat. from 10am to 5pm. Free parking is available on three sides of the Museum. The main parking area is located on Speed Avenue near the main entrance to the Coke Museum. Tour information, maps and tickets are available at the Museum Store located inside the Coke Museum. An unloading zone for buses is also located on Speed Avenue directly adjacent to the Coke Museum. Adults $6 Students $4 (Under 12 years old) Annual Pass $20 (a great bargain) Tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store, located in the Coke Museum building at 2000 Riverside Drive (the corner of Riverside Drive and Speed Avenue).

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

The Biedenharn is an exciting place with many activities including guided tours, special exhibits, children’s programs, concerts and more.


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