Past Events

<b>ZOOM EVENT:</b> Rick Kilby’s “From Mesmerizing Mermaids to Water-skiing Elephants”

ZOOM EVENT: Rick Kilby’s “From Mesmerizing Mermaids to Water-skiing Elephants”

In this ZOOM presentation recorded November 11, 2020, Rick Kilby discussed Florida’s pre-Disney era, where places like Rainbow, Silver, and Weeki Wachee Springs evolved to try to separate these visitors from their wallets.
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<b>ZOOM EVENT:</b> Christine Henry’s “Blue Highways:  Where Cars and Trucks are Passengers”

ZOOM EVENT: Christine Henry’s “Blue Highways: Where Cars and Trucks are Passengers”

For its first fall 2020 ZOOM event, the SCA invited Christine Henry to present “Blue Highways: Where Cars and Trucks are Passengers.” Through historic photos, maps, and postcards, Christine took our members on a tour of the long history of a very curious “blue highway,” shown on maps as US-10, which cut right across Lake Michigan.
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<b>ZOOM EVENT:</b> The Neon Museum of Philadelphia with Len Davidson

ZOOM EVENT: The Neon Museum of Philadelphia with Len Davidson

In this ZOOM presentation recorded September 9, 2020, Len Davidson, the author of Vintage Neon, took 60 fellow SCA members on a virtual tour of the Neon Museum of Philadelphia. Members are invited to log in and enjoy the show.
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<b>ZOOM EVENT:</b> A Conversation Marge Jantz

ZOOM EVENT: A Conversation Marge Jantz

WATCH RECORDING (login required): On August 19, 2020, SCA member Marge Jantz, chairwoman of the historic preservation commission in Casa Grande, AZ., joined us for a conversation and slide show about the award-winning Neon Sign Park in Casa Grande, AZ.
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<b>ZOOM EVENT:</b> Tim O'Brien's Roadside Pics & Picks

ZOOM EVENT: Tim O’Brien’s Roadside Pics & Picks

WATCH RECORDING (login required): Did you miss the show? Want to see it again? Join SCA president Michael Hirsch and author Tim O’Brien for as he presents highlights from his latest book, “Tim O’Brien’s Roadside Pics & Picks.”
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<span style="font-weight: 700">ZOOM EVENT:</span> Mike’s Upper East Side ZOOM Tour

ZOOM EVENT: Mike’s Upper East Side ZOOM Tour

WATCH RECORDING (login required): Did you miss the tour? Want to see it again? Join SCA president Michael Hirsch and New York Neon author Thomas E. Rinaldi for a ZOOM TOUR of vintage signs across New York City’s Upper East Side.
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<span style="font-weight: 700">ZOOM EVENT:</span> “There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments!” – A Presentation by SCA Member William Swislow

ZOOM EVENT: “There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments!” – A Presentation by SCA Member William Swislow

Saturday, June 27, 2020: The Hyde Park Historical Society invites the public to a free Zoom event, “There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments,” presented by SCA member William Swislow. Call (773) 493-1893 or email info@hydeparkhistory.org for link.
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<span style="color: red; font-weight: 700">RESCHEDULED:</span> Summer Tour

RESCHEDULED: Summer Tour

PLEASE NOTE: Our marvelous mid-century weekend in Queens, New York, sponsored by the Society for Commercial Archeology and co-host Retro Roadmap, has been postponed to 2021 (at the earliest) due the COVID-19 crisis. Please see details.
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