Past Events

<span style="color: red">August 3, 2022<br /></span> Collecting the Roadside: Personal Collections and Archives<br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

August 3, 2022
Collecting the Roadside: Personal Collections and Archives
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August 3, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT: Join Irene Lule, SCA Secretary, and Beth Dodd, Curator of the Alexander Architectural Archives (and home of SCA's archive!), as they talk about personal collections focused on documenting the American roadside.
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<span style="color: red">July 17-19, 2022</span><br /> SCA 2022 Summer Tour

July 17-19, 2022
SCA 2022 Summer Tour

Our marvelous mid-century weekend across four of the five boroughs of New York (sorry, Staten Island, Google rerouted us away from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge), sponsored by the Society for Commercial Archeology was a huge success. 3 beautiful days of food, drink, guided tours and fun galore in the company of 60+ roadside aficionados.
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June 15, 2022:
Erika Nelson – Biggest Smallest Biggest
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Join Erika Nelson on June 15, 2022 @ 8:00PM Eastern as she takes us on a journey of the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things. See related story from NPR.
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<span style="color: red">June 1, 2022:</span><br />Larry Cultrera: From Lunch Carts to Mega-Restaurants: The Evolution of the American Diner

June 1, 2022:
Larry Cultrera: From Lunch Carts to Mega-Restaurants: The Evolution of the American Diner

An SCA Zoom Event: Join archivist, photographer and writer Larry Cultrera on June 1, 2022 @ 7:00PM Eastern as he tells the illustrated story of the evolution of the American diner.
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<span style="color: red">April 13, 2022:</span><br />Frank Brusca: On the Road Again - Reconstructing Jack Kerouac’s Travels

April 13, 2022:
Frank Brusca: On the Road Again – Reconstructing Jack Kerouac’s Travels

Historian Frank Brusca has researched Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and has assembled very detailed accountings of when and where the Beat writer journeyed. Join Frank as he provides a snippet of the project’s output, showing visually and graphically the places and people from the original book.
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<span style="color: red">March 16, 2022:</span> Jamee Fiore: Fillin’ Up Your Tank – Roadside Architecture in Kansas<br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

March 16, 2022: Jamee Fiore: Fillin’ Up Your Tank – Roadside Architecture in Kansas
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Join Jamee Fiore, architectural historian with the Kansas Historical Society, as she discusses the history of Roadside Architecture (with a focus on Kansas), Route 66, and the impact these famous places have left. Think drive-in diners, gas stations, motels, attractions, and more!
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Isaly’s Book by Brian Butko

February 9, 2022:
Brian Butko: Klondike Bars, Roadside Giants, and Other SCA Fun

SCA members are invited to join Brian Butko, author of Klondike Bars, Roadside Giants, and Other SCA Fun, for a look back at stories and photos from his long association with the SCA.
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<span style="color: red">January 12, 2022:</span> Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein - How Neon Signs Create Community<br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

January 12, 2022: Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein – How Neon Signs Create Community
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Join authors of Neon: A Light History, Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein, for How Neon Signs Create Community.
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