Recordings

<span style="color: red">April 13, 2022:</span><br />Frank Brusca: On the Road Again - Reconstructing Jack Kerouac’s Travels

April 13, 2022:
Frank Brusca: On the Road Again – Reconstructing Jack Kerouac’s Travels

April 13, 2022: Historian Frank Brusca has researched Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and has assembled very detailed accountings of when and where the Beat writer journeyed. Join Frank as he provides a snippet of the project’s output, showing visually and graphically the places and people from the original book.
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<span style="color: red">March 16, 2022:</span> Jamee Fiore: Fillin’ Up Your Tank – Roadside Architecture in Kansas<br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

March 16, 2022: Jamee Fiore: Fillin’ Up Your Tank – Roadside Architecture in Kansas
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March 16, 2022: Join Jamee Fiore, architectural historian with the Kansas Historical Society, as she discusses the history of Roadside Architecture (with a focus on Kansas), Route 66, and the impact these famous places have left. Think drive-in diners, gas stations, motels, attractions, and more!
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Isaly’s Book by Brian Butko

February 9, 2022:
Brian Butko: Klondike Bars, Roadside Giants, and Other SCA Fun

February 9, 2022 at 8:00pm: SCA members are invited to join Brian Butko, author of Klondike Bars, Roadside Giants, and Other SCA Fun, for a look back at stories and photos from his long association with the SCA.
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<span style="color: red">January 12, 2022:</span> Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein - How Neon Signs Create Community<br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

January 12, 2022: Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein – How Neon Signs Create Community
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January 12, 2022 at 8:00pm: Join authors of Neon: A Light History, Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein, for How Neon Signs Create Community.
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Gross Convenient Store

December 15, 2021: Weirdness by the Road: Ordinary Places, Oddball Names with Bill Swislow
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NO LOGIN REQUIRED. Join SCA board member Bill Swislow for Weirdness by the Road: Ordinary Places, Oddball Names. Weirdness for sure, with the photos to prove it!
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<span style="color: red">November 17, 2021: </span>Apron Art with Brian Gallaugher

November 17, 2021: Apron Art with Brian Gallaugher

Members, log in and enjoy this recording of Brian Gallaugher’s fascinating and beautiful Nov. 17, 2021 presentation on the technical, social and artistic aspects storefront entranceway apron art.
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Historic Rt 20

October 13, 2021: America’s Longest Highway: U.S. Route 20 with Bryan Farr
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October 13 @ 8:00pm Eastern: We invite to join author Bryan Farr, founder of Historic Route 20, as he details the history of America’s Longest Highway, US Route 20.
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Andrew F. Wood

September 8, 2021: Andrew F. Wood: The Rhetoric of Ruins

September 8 @ 8:00pm EDT. Join San José State University professor Andrew F. Wood for a survey of temporary, obsolete, abandoned, and derelict spaces, the topic of his next book.
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<span style="color: red">August 25, 2021:</span> Jessica Anshutz: Documenting the Decline of Malls <br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

August 25, 2021: Jessica Anshutz: Documenting the Decline of Malls
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August 25, 2021 @ 8:00PM EDT: Register now to join writer, documentary photographer and Akron, Ohio native Jessica Anshutz for a photographic journey into the emptying (and empty) malls of America’s Rust Belt.
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<span style="color: red">July 14, 2021: </span>Stephanie Stuckey: Roadside Revival

July 14, 2021: 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
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<span style="color: red">June 23, 2021:</span> Ron Ladouceur: Seeing Through Walls: Ghost Signs as a Window Into History <br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

June 23, 2021: Ron Ladouceur: Seeing Through Walls: Ghost Signs as a Window Into History
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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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<span style="color: red">March 19, 2021:</span> Jeremy Ebersole: A Sight to Dwell Upon and Never Forget: Illuminating Strategies for Saving Neon Signs

March 19, 2021: Jeremy Ebersole: A Sight to Dwell Upon and Never Forget: Illuminating Strategies for Saving Neon Signs

Join SCA board member and Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Executive Director Jeremy Ebersole as he dives into his Master’s thesis on neon sign preservation.
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<span style="color: red">April 28, 2021:</span> Rolando Pujol: Where's the Beef? Savoring Relics of America's Fast-Food Chains

April 28, 2021: 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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<span style="color: red">March 10, 2021:</span> Matt Dellinger: “Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway”

March 10, 2021: 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">February 10, 2021:</span> Ralph Wilcox: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Arkansas <br /><span style="font-size: 72%; color: red">NO LOGIN REQUIRED</span>

February 10, 2021: Ralph Wilcox: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Arkansas
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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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<span style="color: red">January 13, 2021:</span> Aaron Marcavitch: “US Route 1: America's Main Street – Atlantic Highway.”

January 13, 2021: 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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<br /><span style="color: red">December 9, 2020:</span> Holiday on the Roadside


December 9, 2020: 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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<span style="color: red">November 11, 2020:</span> Rick Kilby: From Mesmerizing Mermaids to Water-skiing Elephants

November 11, 2020: 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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<span style="color: red">September 9, 2020:</span> Len Davidson: The Neon Museum of Philadelphia

September 9, 2020: Len Davidson: The Neon Museum of Philadelphia

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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<span style="color: red">August 19, 2020:</span> A Conversation Marge Jantz

August 19, 2020: A Conversation Marge Jantz

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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<span style="color: red">July 22, 2020: </span>Tim O'Brien's Roadside Pics & Picks

July 22, 2020: Tim O’Brien’s Roadside Pics & Picks

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="color: red">June 17, 2020: </span>Mike’s Upper East Side ZOOM Tour

June 17, 2020: Mike’s Upper East Side ZOOM Tour

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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