On November 3, 2016, The National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland held a grand opening of a new sign exhibit, which features neon and LED signage, appropriately named “A Blaze of Crimson Light: The Science of Neon and the Future of LEDs”. Sponsored by the Maryland Sign Association, the event was designed, fabricated and installed with contributions from its board and members.
The new exhibit showcases the science behind neon and LED signage while paying homage to the rich history of signage in Maryland. Keynote speaker Tod Swormstedt, from the American Sign Museum (www.americansignmuseum.org), presented an informative display of the technology and culture of historical signs and their preservation.
“It is a great honor to have partnered with the National Electronics Museum on this exciting new exhibit. It will not only educate the public on the science behind signage, but it may inspire the next generation to consider a career path in the sign industry,” said Max Aronow, Maryland Sign Association President.
The exhibit, open to the public, will run for six months. The signs displayed in the exhibit are available for purchase through an ongoing silent auction that will close at the end of the exhibit’s run. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the National Electronic Museum and the Maryland Sign Association. To participate in the silent auction online, please visit http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/events-calendar.shtml .
The exhibit can be viewed at the National Electronics Museum located at 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland.
For more information: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org