The Neville Public Museum
NEON: Darkness Electrified
|Exhibit Opens: 29-Jul-2017
|Exhibit Ends: 07-Jan-2018
In the late 1920s neon signs began glowing throughout the United States. This modern and affordable form of advertising held strong through the 1960s. In downtown Green Bay storefronts illuminated colorful neon signs large and small each evening.
Neon: Darkness Electrified illuminates this part of social history and explores the science behind the glowing tubes. While most of these signs have disappeared from highways and storefronts, a local collector works diligently to gather and restore these historic pieces of Americana. Jed Schleisner. (Greenville, Wisconsin) is an avid neon collector and a neon sign artisan. The signs featured in Neon: Darkness Electrified are the best examples from Jed's collection. Signs include restaurants, beer brands, automobile dealerships, fraternal lodges, and more!
First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*