Museum of Printing Re-Opening in Haverhill
The Pearl press was introduced about 1876 by Boston printer William Golding. It is one of over 50 printing presses in the Museum of Printings collection.
The Museum of Printing will re-open Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 3 pm., at its new location 15 Thornton Ave, Haverhill. To continue
celebrating this momentous even the Museum will also be open the following Sunday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission will be
Normal hours of Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm begin on Saturday, September 17. Special tours and group openings can be arranged by appointment.
The move took 9 months and included moving 52 tons of materials including a 2 ½ ton press, over 250 drawers of metal and wood type,
7,000 books and feather light ephemera.
Our lives and history have been shaped by printing. Printing
communications fostered our nation, religions and politics. The Museum
of Printing traces the path of printing and the graphic arts from the
beginning of movable metal type in the 13th century to present day.
It will be announcing a series of lectures and workshops shortly.
Type Sales are scheduled for September 24 and November 19, but the
store has been greatly expanded and will be open every Saturday, 10am
Their website is www.MuseumOfPrinting.org.