Past Events

<span style="color: red">Nov 16, 2022<br /></span> Havana’s Mid-Century Remains

Nov 16, 2022
Havana’s Mid-Century Remains

Explore the mid-century time capsule that is Havana through the eyes of photographer Josh Silber via this SCA Event recording. During its heyday, Havana was a resort city rivaling Miami Beach or Las Vegas and an important commercial hub for the Americas.
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<span style="color: red">Oct 19, 2022<br /></span> One-of-a-Kind: How John Margolies Preserved a Fading America<br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

Oct 19, 2022
One-of-a-Kind: How John Margolies Preserved a Fading America
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Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00pm EDT. Photographer and cultural historian John Margolies called himself an “architectural undertaker,” traversing the country to make pristine photographic record of our gas stations, motels, diners, movie houses and more. Join two of Margolie’s journalist friends, Ellen Warren and Margaret Engel, as they share some of his important finds and oddities
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<span style="color: red">September 13, 2022 </span><br />Mark Lamster: Back to the Future

September 13, 2022
Mark Lamster: Back to the Future

On Tuesday, September 13 Preservation Houston and author, architecture critic and professor Mark Lamster for an online program exploring the story of the House of the Century and how this unique building might be saved. A Q&A with Lamster followed the presentation.
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<span style="color: red">AN SCA+DOCOMOMO IN-PERSON EVENT:</span> Revisit the Whitehall Mall, a “Shopping Gem of the Golden Era”

AN SCA+DOCOMOMO IN-PERSON EVENT: Revisit the Whitehall Mall, a “Shopping Gem of the Golden Era”

Saturday, October 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm EDT, we invite you to Join Michael Hirsch, President of the Board, Society for Commercial Archeology, for an in-person tour of Whitehall Mall in Fullerton, PA, a “shopping gem of the golden era.” Plus, with optional diner stop after the tour!
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<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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SCA Secretary, Irene L., and Curator of the Alexander Architectural Archives, Beth D., discuss personal collections focused on documenting the American roadside. This presentation discusses proper care, the process of donating or selling collections, and what you can do to facilitate the process.
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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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