Past Events

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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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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<span style="color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED:</span> Ralph Wilcox: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Arkansas

NO LOGIN REQUIRED: Ralph Wilcox: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Arkansas

In this member exclusive Zoom event recored on February 10, 2021, Ralph Wilcox, National Register & Survey Coordinator at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, presented a program on The Negro Motorist Green Book in Arkansas.
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Aaron Marcavitch: “US Route 1: America's Main Street – Atlantic Highway.”

Aaron Marcavitch: “US Route 1: America’s Main Street – Atlantic Highway.”

In this Zoom presentation recorded on January 3, 2021 at 8:00pm EST, Aaron Marcavitch, executive director of Connecticut Landmarks and formerly of Maryland Milestones, presented photographs and stories he found in researching his book, US Route 1: Baltimore to Washington, DC.
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ZOOM RECORDING: Holiday on the Roadside

ZOOM RECORDING: Holiday on the Roadside

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the SCA hosted Mary Ann Michna, Michael Hirsch and Nichole Christine Edwards for an exploration of the holiday roadside.
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Rick Kilby: From Mesmerizing Mermaids to Water-skiing Elephants

Rick Kilby: 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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