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Step Back in Time: Letterpress Printing Weekend

By WKTV News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM from August 17, 2013 until August 18, 2013

Location: Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607-547-1450

Email: info@nysha.org

Link: http://www.farmersmuseum.org/node/2509

Event Description

Step back in time to the days when type was set one letter at a time and books were handcrafted one at a time. During Letterpress Printing Weekend, you can learn and take part in the process of printing as it was done many years ago.

Hands-on activities make the weekend fun, such as setting type, sorting "pied type" by font, printing souvenir cards on a period job press, and making paper to take home. All the delightful activities that happen every day at The Farmers' Museum will be taking place, such as the Empire State Carousel, wagon rides, experiencing life on a farm, and feeding the baby animals in children's barnyard.

Admission is included with regular museum admission.
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