Past Events

Bringing Back Broad

Bringing Back Broad

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE by Emily Taggart Schricker – In March 2019, SCA members were treated to a tour of three historic buildings situated north of Philadelphia’s City Hall – the Studebaker Building, the Divine Lorraine Hotel and the spectacular Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House.
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WRAP-UP: Wacky Wisconsin – SCA’s 42nd Annual Conference

WRAP-UP: Wacky Wisconsin – SCA’s 42nd Annual Conference

“Wacky Wisconsin” – SCA’s 42nd Annual Conference – brought together roadside enthusiasts, historic preservationists, and academic scholars interested in commercial roadside artifacts from across North America.
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Albany 30th Anniversary Pop-Up Tour

Albany 30th Anniversary Pop-Up Tour

On May 18, 2019, the Society for Commercial Archeology hosted a pop-up event in Albany, New York. We retraced (more or less) our 1989 tour. Using the original program as our guide, we hopped in our cars, connected via cell phone, and saw what was still there, what had changed and what has disappeared ... adding a few new finds – and
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Conference: Preserving the Recent Past 3 + SCA Affiliate Session

Conference: Preserving the Recent Past 3 + SCA Affiliate Session

March 13-16, 2019: SCA was a Cooperating Partner at Preserving the Recent Past 3 in Los Angeles, where we hosted an Affiliate Session – “Leaping Muffler Men in a Single Bound: Getting to Know SCA and America’s Roadside Heritage,” a pub style trivia game complete with great prizes!
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WRAP-UP: TWA Hotel Hard Hat Tour: Oct. 30, 2018

WRAP-UP: TWA Hotel Hard Hat Tour: Oct. 30, 2018

On October 30, 2018, the SCA hosted an exclusive members only pop-up hard hat tour of the new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in Jamaica, NY. The hotel’s lobby is the original TWA Terminal, designed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen (of St. Louis Arch fame), faithfully restored. The new hotel will include 50,000 square feet of first-class event
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2018 SCA @ Blobfest

2018 SCA @ Blobfest

In 2018, SCA members and guests traveled to the Philadelphia area for a terrifyingly terrific tour! We joined the crowd at Blobfest, an annual festival that celebrates the original 1958 camp classic, THE BLOB. We then headed west along the historic Lincoln Highway through Amish Country to the quirky Haines Shoe House.
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2017 – Cincinnati: Queen City Crusade

In October of 2017, members and friends of the SCA were welcomed to Cincinnati and its environs for our 40th Anniversary event.
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2015 - North Jersey Diner Tour and More

2015 – North Jersey Diner Tour and More

Our 2015 mini-tour involved a fantastic tour of famous northern New Jersey Diners followed by a day at New York's Coney Island as well as Flushing Meadows, site of the 1939 and 1964 World's fairs.
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