As you walk along 104 Street on a pleasant summer evening, you wouldn’t expect to encounter a museum. But a block south of the new arena, affixed to the side of a nondescript building, the Neon Sign Museum has been growing since 2002. Brought into being through a partnership between the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Sign Association, Telus, the Downtown Business Association and The Places, the museum is resurrecting pieces of the city’s past; it’s a way to hang on to our history in the face of a rapidly-changing city.
One of the oldest signs on display is also the most eye-catching. Large and rectangular, with flashing yellow lights around its edge, the Pantages Theatre sign hasn’t moved far from its original location on Jasper Avenue. Read more »