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Advocates for America’s
Roadside Heritage

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SOCIETY for

COMMERCIAL

ARCHEOLOGY

Advocates for
America’s
Roadside Heritage

Conference Details

SOCIETY for

COMMERCIAL

ARCHEOLOGY

Advocates for
America’s
Roadside Heritage

Photo: Vintage Wisconsin Dells

Conference Details

The SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the signs, structures and experiences of the 20th-century American roadscape.

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Albany Pop-Up Tour a Huge Success – On a spectacularly beautiful May day in 2019, the SCA hosted a 5-hour tour of the “Automobile-Related Environment of New York State,” retracing the route mapped for our 1989 conference. See story and photos.

The SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the signs, structures and experiences of the 20th-century American roadscape.

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Upcoming Events

NYC Five Faves Pop-Up

NYC Five Faves Pop-Up

October 12, 2019: Join the Society for Commercial Archeology for a pop-up event in New York City on October 12, 2019, as we follow our president, Michael Hirsch, in search of his Manhattan Five Faves.
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News

SCA Weekly News Review: July 21, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: July 21, 2019

Andrew Yang wants to save your dying mall and other weird and wonderful news items courtesy of our VP, Jeremy.
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SCA Weekly News Review: July 14, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: July 14, 2019

Coltrane and other outlaws – Raina Regan curates this week’s news review.
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SCA Weekly News Review: July 7, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: July 7, 2019

A downtown seeking revival says no to neon? This sound like a job for the SCA! This and more in our weekly news review.
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SCA Weekly News Review: June 30, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: June 30, 2019

This week, guest curator Mod Betty of Retro Roadmap, takes us on a trip down Route 66.
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Articles

SCA Wisconsin Dells Field Trip Guide

SCA Wisconsin Dells Field Trip Guide

The SCA is proud to present Kevin Patrick’s Field Trip Guide to “Wacky Wisconsin.” Read online. Also available as a PDF download.
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Close Cover Before Striking

Close Cover Before Striking

In the period between World War I and II, cigarette smoking was commonplace, and the most popular advertising giveaway was the matchbook. The following samples illustrate some businesses that catered to tourists.
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All SCA Journals Now Available for Download

All SCA Journals Now Available for Download

All back issues of the beautiful SCA Journal have been digitized and are now available for download. And members can download as many copies of as many back issues as they’d like ... for FREE! What a great reason to join!
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Sombreros Tequila & Sin

Sombreros Tequila & Sin

By Douglas C. Towne – For Cinco de Mayo, the SCA celebrates in true roadside style with a classic article by Douglas Towne on the "turista" districts just south of the border.
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