Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10:00a -
Museum of Printing
15 Thornton Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01832
Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly
Join us on September 21st for our annual Printing Arts Fair! This fun day for kids and families will include * Printing * Typing * A Treasure Hunt * Demonstrations * A Raffle! Win a Printing Press 5x8 Kelsey Outfit * Shopping * Tours* and much more! Held in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! and Essex National Heritage Area's Trails & Sails.
You can type a note, a joke, or a haiku on one of our vintage typewriters. Enter our raffle to win a complete Kelsey 5x8 printing kit (the restored press plus a kit with everything you need to start printing!). Get inky and print keepsakes in our Letterpress Studio and the Alphabet Factory. Visit our galleries, libraries and exhibits. And shop! We'll have vendors offering art, books, ephemera, vintage letterpress supplies & tools, new letterpress foundry type, paper goods, stationery, and so much more!
Our Linotype will be running live from 10 am to 1 pm thanks to Michael Babcock of Interrobang Letterpress. Carolyn Muskat and her crew from Muskat Studios will demonstrate stone lithography printing. Museum of Printing volunteers will be pulling prints of Beatrice Warde's "This is a Printing Office"on our Adams iron hand press. And a special treat - The Boston Printmakers will showcase their Traveling Flat File of member prints.
The Printing Arts Fair is supported in part by grants from the Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Topsfield, and West Newbury Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.