Past Events

Mike’s Upper East Side ZOOM Tour

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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ZOOM EVENT: “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 2022 (at the earliest) due the COVID-19 crisis. Please see details.
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Mike's Upper East Side Pop-Up Tour

Mike’s Upper East Side Pop-Up Tour

October 12, 2019: Join the Society for Commercial Archeology for a pop-up event in New York City on October 12, 2019, as we follow our president, Michael Hirsch, in search of his Manhattan Five Faves.
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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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