10 Signature Events to Celebrate Our 10-Year Anniversary

17 March
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Thanks for coming
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 yearlong schedule of events designed to offer something fun and entertaining for every type of museum patron. Here’s what’s in store: 10th Birthday Party Sunday, April 19.   Noon – 4:00 p.m. We kick off with the American Sign Museum’s 10th Anniversary Birthday Party. Guests...

Let’s Show Our True Value and Cover the Earth with Texas Weiners

15 March
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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 one of handful of styles of production signs manufactured by Superior utdoor Display, Inc. of Long Beach, CA beginning in...

January 28, 2015: Dinner and the Sign Painter Movie

1 January
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SOLD OUT!  We have reached full capacity for this event.  Exciting for us, but sorry we have to turn away any additional folks who wanted to attend. We’re looking into the possibility of a second showing in the near future.  Stay tuned… The American Sign Museum, in partnership with the Society for Experiential Graphic Design Cincinnati Chapter (SEGD Cincinnati) present Dinner and the Sign Painters Movie Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Doors open 5:15 p.m. Movie begins at 6:15 p.m. Cost:  $20.00...

See Rock City Barn Side Comes to the Museum

29 November
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Preparing to take down second section2
When museum founder, Tod Swormstedt, got word of a barn coming down in Spencer County, Kentucky – a barn with a See Rock City advertisement on it – he immediately went to see it and put together a team to save it. Rock City, in Chattanooga, Tennessee is in some ways best known for its barn advertising. Like the Mail Pouch barns, they once dotted the landscape far and wide.  But now, like the Mail Pouch barns, they are disappearing....

CoSign: Educating Artists and Business Owners

29 November
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CoSign Covington - A Shop for Gentlemen
Written by American Sign Museum Founder, Tod Swormstedt.  Photos courtesy Queen City Project. The museum continued its educational outreach objectives in completing the third segment of CoSign, a nationally funded program.  This past September 28, we unveiled nine new signs for Covington, KY area businesses in conjunction with the annual Art Off Pike celebration.  This third segment represented a departure from the two previous CoSigns.  For the first time the project moved out of the trendy Northside area of Cincinnati...