R. H. Tugs Restaurant and Bar Sign Arrives

19 March
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The R.H. Tugs Restaurant and Bar sign had originally been located along the Kill Van Kull waterway on Staten Island.  The restaurant closed in April of 2012.  We were alerted to the possible availability of the sign by Frank Inzerillo, a signpainter/pinstriper on the island.  Inzerillo told us that Frank Torrone and Sons Signs would be taking the sign down, so we called them to ask them to save the sign for us.  They were more than glad to do...

Xavier University Educators Honored with Extra Mile Awards

19 March
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Two educators from Xavier University here in Cincinnati are the newest recipients of the American Sign Museum’s Extra Mile Service Award.  Sean Rhiney, JD, Director, The Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning, and Teresa Young, Ed.D, Associate Professor and Chair of Childhood Education and Literacy College of Social Sciences, Health and Education, were honored for their significant contributions to the museum’s Education Program. Sean’s commitment to community partnership helped create an innovative educational program that will bring dozens of school groups...

Saving Old Signs. Tell Us About Your Project

28 February
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by Tod Swormstedt, American Sign Museum’s executive director, excerpted from his Signs of the Times article (February, 2016) Some of the museum’s success — especially with the general public — is in the public’s interest in vintage signs. Whether it’s newspaper articles profiling the local sign collector, or the eBay listings for “porcelain neon” or “neon clocks” or television shows like American Pickers and Antiques Roadshow, or the barrage of questions we receive every day about the value of the old...

Genie I Comes Home

28 February
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Thanks to the gang at United-Maier Signs, Genie I is now here with us at Machine Flats.  He has been standing guard at our former rented site since United-Maier Signs installed it before our opening there in Spring, 2005.  In the mad rush to relocate everything to our new home in the Spring, 2012, we let Genie I remain there until we were sure what our plans would be for him when he arrived. Now, almost four years later, Genie...

Imagine Twice the Fun

5 February
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Yahoo!  Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we’ve raised the $325,000 needed to replace the roof over the museum’s 19,800 square feet of unfinished space – or as we call it, the Annex.  We completed the first phase just in time for  the Letterheads meet last September, and the second and final phase will begin in March – as soon as the weather breaks. And thanks to our friends at the Cincinnati-based Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. /US Bank Foundation,...