American Sign Museum Annual Online Auction Ends Midnight June 24!

24 June
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The American Sign Museum 2015 Online Auction is now open. If will run until 3:00 P.M. EST June 24, 2015, with proceeds going to the American Sign Museum’s operating budget, and especially the acquisition and restoration of signs. Auction items are primarily – but not entirely – sign industry products and services, equipment, and software that sign companies use every day.  And for the product manufacturers, booth space and registration for the 2016 ISA Expo and ad space in Sign Builder Illustrated. BID...

Next up: LETTERHEADS! September 26 and 27

10 June
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This year we are commemorating 10 years of being open to the public by creating 10 new ways to learn about and explore the magic of signs and their stories. “10 Celebrations for 10 Years” is a year-long schedule of events designed to offer something fun and entertaining for everyone. Next up:   Signs and Steins. Saturday, October 10, 2015. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Our October celebration pays homage to Oktoberfest! Each paid admission includes a free American Sign...

New to the Museum in Spring 2015

1 June
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Acquisitions update from museum founder Tod Swormstedt. Our newest additions range from the very large to the very small and several “in the middle.” The “very large” is the circa mid-1935 double-faced neon sign for the East End Café, originally located on Eastern Avenue a mile or two from Downtown Cincinnati and along the Ohio River.  I’ve had my eye on this sign for a number of years—even before the museum existed—but the business was still in operation.  Until recently....

No Moms Allowed this Mother’s Day

16 April
Give Mom a break and join us for our next event in our year-long 10th anniversary celebration: No Moms Allowed! Dads and Kids Activity Day Scavenger hunts Souvenir photo of Dad and the kids Souvenir Gift for Mom Sunday, May 10, 2015 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. American Sign Museum 1330 Monmouth Street Cincinnati OH  45225 SPECIAL ADMISSION PRICE $20 for Dad and up to 3 kids 12 and under pre-order your tickets now  ...

Triple Your Value and Cover the Earth with Texas Weiners

15 March
Submitted by Museum founder, Tod Swormstedt Although the majority of our investments have gone to capital expenditures like the roof, we have been able to make a few new acquisitions: two purchases and a third donation, which we found the money to restore. “Texas Wieners” was a great find in its near-pristine condition.  The sign is a great example of one of a handful of styles of production signs manufactured by Superior Outdoor Display, Inc. of Long Beach, CA beginning...