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AZ Heritage Center

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1300 N. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
480-929-0292http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe/

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October 2016
Free

Signs of the Times: Arizona’s Golden Age of Neon & Signs

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SB marshall shore slye 4 - WEB

The rise of car travel in the 40s, 50s and 60s meant that thousands of people were traversing the broad expanses of the Southwest looking for new landscapes and adventure. As the cars sped past, restaurants, motels, curio shops and gas stations needed large, bright signs to make an impression. This informative and entertaining visual presentation explores the social significance of the rise of commercial neon signs, and references the designers whose signs became iconic images that defined the West…

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