top of page

The Magic of Neon – Keeping its Glow Alive


Once the most innovative and dazzling lighting source, neon became the favored method of roadside advertising for about fifty years, only to later fall out of favor and almost disappear. In the 1960s, First Lady "Lady Bird" Johnson's campaign to Beautify America led many cities to ban neon in their sign regulations, causing its bright glow to nearly vanish. However, in the 1980s, a newfound appreciation for this enchanting medium began to resurface. Today, efforts like the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas have sparked a movement to preserve historic neon signs, spreading across the country. Neon museums, sign parks, and other creative initiatives now showcase the artistry and craftsmanship that once defined neon. This interactive panel discussion will delve into the captivating history of neon, the restoration challenges, and share two unique stories of successfully bringing historic neon back into the public eye.

To view the YouTube video, please click on the link below:

The Magic of Neon – Keeping its Glow Alive
bottom of page