Few People Know That Nebraska Is The Birthplace Of Kool-Aid, The Original Kids' Drink
By Delana Lefevers|Published April 19, 2020
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
You can find Kool-Aid on dinner tables and picnic tables all around the country, particularly during summertime. It’s available in grocery stores everywhere, but not everyone knows that Kool-Aid was invented right here in Nebraska.
You can learn more about the invention of Kool-Aid, Edwin Perkins’ life, and a whole lot more at the Hastings Museum. It features a large space dedicated to Kool-Aid history, complete with early Kool-Aid Man costumes, tons of Kool-Aid merchandise, and some fun photo opportunities. Check out the museum’s website for information on visiting.