The Society for Commercial Archeology is sponsoring their first East Coast event in some time. Organized by Kevin Patrick, a professor of geography and regional planning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and author of Diners of Pennsylvania (with Brian Butko and Kyle R. Weaver), Pennsylvania Caves and Other Rocky Roadside Wonders as well as the forthcoming Diners of New Jersey.
The event, to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, is described as a dawn-to-dusk bus tour along historic Jersey highways to feast in classic diners, ogle at roadside wonders, and plumb the mysteries of an ancient attraction as it is being rebuilt brick by brick, stone by stone – (Whatever that means). The tour runs from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and there his a reserved block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ which is the location where the tour will begin and end. For more info and a link to a pdf download of the brochure check out…. http://www.sca-roadside.org/
Unfortunately, I cannot attend as it is currently not convenient for me to travel down to the area (no vacation time left, etc.). But I would highly recommend this to anyone else who is a diner afficianado and can be in the area. The event is limited capacity and cost of the tour is (SCA member) $125 per person (non-member) $170 per person and includes a 1-year membership to the SCA. Registration deadline is Sept. 2, 2011.
Any other questions, contact Nancy at: President@SCA-roadside.org