You can be a printer for the day at The Printing Museum! During your guided tour, you will learn of early forms of printing, participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, print a copy of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress, discover the importance of the Linotype machine, and witness advances in printing and self-publishing that came about in the 20th century.
Through innovative, dynamic, and hands-on programming, The Printing Museum seeks to engage the public in the interpretation of its permanent collection. The museum strives to empower individuals and society by encouraging creative self-expression, as well as critical discourse and debate, and by providing for the exploration of how print and digital media work in tandem to influence our present-day lives.
Your tours conclude with a visit to our craft studios, temporary exhibitions and an optional film. Come explore the history of printing, while participating in the hands-on activities during the tour!
Although we provide the utmost luxury at Westmount at Copper Mill Apartments in Houston, Texas, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!
Saturday, June 30, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
The Printing Museum
1234 West Clay Street
Houston, Texas 77019