Pioneer & Grand2Established in 1977, the Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) is the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape.

From diners, highways and gas stations to tourist courts, neon signs and more, the SCA celebrates the living history of America’s roadside.

Through publications, conferences, and tours, our mission is to focus public attention on the frail but culturally valuable pre-Interstate structures and experiences that once lined our commercial corridors. Our members partner with allies to bring attention to threatened structures and help developers and community supports find ways to incorporate history in to their plans for the future.

We invite you to read more about what we docontact us with any questions, join us on a tour, and become a member.

A one-year membership entitles you to four issues of Road Notes, two issues of the SCA Journal, other special publications and member pricing for SCA conferences and tours.