Theresa Jones, Museum Coord.
Travis Wright, Displays

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Interesting read: Nestle fills mens' job
vacancies with "girls" in the 1940s

Fun Facts About Nestle's
  • The dog Farfl started life as one of the "dummies" for ventrioquiest, Jimmy Nelson. He later starred in his own commercials featuring Nestle's products.
  • In its heyday, Nestle employed about 1500 people. Many were from previous generations of employees.
  • Swiss Hans was another figure used in advertising. He had quite a following for some time.
  • When a new recipe for chocolate was tried, it was put in blank tins and then given out to employees to see what they though. (Nice job to have!)
  • The plant in Fulton was the very first Nestle plant in the U.S.
  • The claim to fame was the Nestle Crunch Bar. It was ONLY made at the Fulton plant until its closure in 2003.

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2.  Maintain as much of the historical integrity of the Pratt House as possible, while leaving space for historical exhibits.
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4.  Develop and provide community outreach programs.


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