Established 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 preserves, documents and celebrates the American roadside heritage through publications, conferences, and tours.
As America’s Roadside Heritage Advocate, the SCA partners with its members and allies to preserve the 20th century commercial landscape. To learn more, read some frequently asked questions about the SCA and its work, the SCA timeline, or contact us directly.
Click here if you would like to view information about becoming a member of the SCA. A one year membership entitles you to four issues of Road Notes, two issues of the SCA Journal, other special publications and invitations to special SCA conferences and tours.