Come Help us Turn on the 4 restored Neon Signs!
Friday – April 27 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Pima Community College Downtown Campus (1255 N. Stone Ave.)
Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and Pima Community College for a night celebrating Tucson’s Neon past.
The evening will include the lighting of 4 historic neon signs rescued and restored by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation; the release of THPF’s Driving Guide to Tucson’s Neon Signs, a mid-century fashion show, classic cars, and a Sock-Hop.
The events start at 6:00 pm on the Pima Community College Downtown Campus
Southwest corner of Drachman and Stone Avenue.
The event is Free and open to the entire community.
6:00 – 6:15 Mid-century Fashion Show
6:15 – 6:45 Live Music (Salvador Duran)
6:45 – 7:15 Neon Sign Lighting
7:15 – 9:00 Sock-Hop
All night: kids activities, classic cars, food trucks, neon signs and fun!
Questions: 520-206-7100, 520-206-4500.
Next day: 5th annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House & Tour, 9 a.m. to 12 noon (click here ).
The event will include tours of the fully rehabilitated Monterey Court; guided walks through vintage motor court motels; illustrated talks on Miracle Mile and U.S. 80, architecture, iconic neon signs, and displays on future projects planned for the area. Listen to music, enjoy refreshments, and pick up a Driving Guide of Historic Places and a Find-the-Sign activity for kids.
I’ve been to this open house in the past, toured a few vintage motor court motels on Oracle Road (ie. La Siesta Motel), and even walked the Evergreen Cemetery on local historian Ken Scoville’s tour – fascinating to see the gravestones of famous Tucsonans, and hear about what Tucson was like in the 19th and 20th centuries.
More information on this Miracle Mile event contact Linda Mehall, Ward III, at (520)
791-4711, or Linda.Mehall@tucsonaz.gov.
Enjoy these “blast from the past” days.