Summer Means Free Admision for Military Service Members and Their Families

29 May
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Blue Star Museum
We are proud to again participate in the Blue Star Museum Program, offering free admission to Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. According the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), “Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their...

Paul and Carol Louys – Carrying on the Tradition

20 April
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Paul and Carol Louys at their 50th high school reunion in 2008. Photo  courtesy http://www.ladue58reunion.org
Paul and Carol Louys have visited the museum several times over the last couple years, and each time they have brought with them information and items related to the family business, Standard Neon Supply—a St. Louis sign supply distributorship founded in 1944 near the end of the war. The Louys family name stretches back to the earliest days of neon when Paul’s father, Roger, and partner, Gordon Shaw, opened Acme Neon Accessory in Detroit in 1934.  Paul joined Standard after...

2014 ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION ENDS SATURDAY!

19 April
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The American Sign Museum Online Auction 2014 is now open. The auction will run from April 1, 2014 to April 26, 2014 (closes at 3:00 pm EST), with proceeds going to the American Sign Museum’s operating budget, and especially the acquisition and restoration of signs. Auction items include products and services, equipment and software that you use every day.  And for the product manufacturers, there are full-page ads in industry publications and booth space at sign shows. View the items from...

Calling all artists and Covington KY business owners: deadlines are fast approaching for participating in CoSign Covington!

8 April
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  CoSign is on its way to Covington!   From Soapbox Cincinnati:   “On March 27, the American Sign Museum launched its second round of its CoSign project in Covington. The project area is the 400-900 blocks of Madison Avenue, and Seventh and Pike streets between Madison and Washington. “The project will last six months, with the unveiling of the new signs on Art off Pike’s 10th anniversary on Sept. 28. “CoSign offers a unique opportunity for artists and designers to create...

CoSign Does It Again!

16 January
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CoSign 2013 Unveiling
  We’ve written extensively about the CoSign project (see our blog posts under the ’CoSign Project Report category), and won’t repeat ourselves.  Suffice it to say in 2013 we received funding from ArtPlace America to continue CoSign in 2013 (Northside community of Cincinnati) and again in 2014 (nearby Covington, Kentucky) and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome this past year! Using the lessons learned in 2012, CoSign launched in June by inviting business owners, artists, and fabricators to participate...