Past Events

Andrew F. Wood

Andrew F. Wood: The Rhetoric of Ruins

September 8 @ 8:00pm EDT. Join San José State University professor Andrew F. Wood for a survey of temporary, obsolete, abandoned, and derelict spaces, the topic of his next book.
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<span style="color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED:</span> Jessica Anshutz: Documenting the Decline of Malls

NO LOGIN REQUIRED: Jessica Anshutz: Documenting the Decline of Malls

August 25, 2021 @ 8:00PM EDT: Register now to join writer, documentary photographer and Akron, Ohio native Jessica Anshutz for a photographic journey into the emptying (and empty) malls of America’s Rust Belt.
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POP-UP EVENT + TOUR: Seeing Ghosts in Philadelphia

POP-UP EVENT + TOUR: Seeing Ghosts in Philadelphia

Sunday, August 8th, 2021: We invite all members of the Society for Commercial Archeology to join us in Philadelphia at the Neon Museum of Philadelphia (NMOP) for a special Pop-Up Event. Hurry, this event is coming up fast!
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Stephanie Stuckey: Roadside Revival

Stephanie Stuckey: Roadside Revival

July 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm EDT: Register now to join Stephanie Stuckey, 3rd generation CEO of Stuckey’s, as she shares her journey to bring back the iconic roadside retail chain founded by her grandfather, including never-before-published images of early stores and discussion of the evolution of the stores’ design and architecture.
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<span style="color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED:</span> Ron Ladouceur: Seeing Through Walls: Ghost Signs as a Window Into History

NO LOGIN REQUIRED: Ron Ladouceur: Seeing Through Walls: Ghost Signs as a Window Into History

Join SCA board member Ron Ladouceur, an advertising agency veteran and professor of marketing at the University at Albany, as he shares his 5-year journey to find and document surviving ghost signs across the New York, New England, and Pennsylvania.
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Jeremy Ebersole: A Sight to Dwell Upon and Never Forget: Illuminating Strategies for Saving Neon Signs

Jeremy Ebersole: A Sight to Dwell Upon and Never Forget: Illuminating Strategies for Saving Neon Signs

Join SCA board member and Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Executive Director Jeremy Ebersole as he dives into his Master’s thesis on neon sign preservation.
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Rolando Pujol: Where's the Beef? Savoring Relics of America's Fast-Food Chains

Rolando Pujol: Where’s the Beef? Savoring Relics of America’s Fast-Food Chains

April 28, 2021: Join retrologist.com’s Rolando Pujol as he shares his lifelong love of big buckets, big arches, big hats, a little red-haired girl in pigtails and other relics of America’s fast-food roadside.
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Matt Dellinger: “Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway”

Matt Dellinger: “Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway”

On Wednesday, MARCH 10, 2021, writer, photographer, and archivist Matt Dellinger presented photographs and stories from his travels researching his book “Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway.”
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