Monday, November 29, 2010

Family Fun & Get Inspired -- Printing Museum; Dickens festival every December!

POST UPDATED DEC 17... We had a BLAST at our first ever visit to the International Printing Museum located at 315 Torrance Blvd, Carson CA 90745 -- only 10 mins from our Showroom in Torrance... Here's the museum from the street....

and the entrance:

The museum was founded in 1988 to house the world famous Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery. It's a cozy series of galleries that are staged as vignettes in a large room... showcasing machines and tools of the graphic arts. See the impact of print presses on history.. from printing blocks and Gutenberg's press... to Ben Franklin's print shop... and frontier newspapers...
The museum is staffed by volunteers who dress the part and explain the history and processes of printing.....
You can even print your own souvenir cards!
Printing holiday cards is a highlight of the annual Dickens Festival every December.

In addition to activities at the museum, you can purchase tickets to a live, interactive presentation of "A Christmas Carol"... learn how to play "The Minister's Cat!"... and enjoy a Victorian era lunch... Here's the flyer from the 2010 festival...
The museum is open year round... Saturdays from 10AM - 4pm... and Tuesday - Friday by appointment. There are working guided tours of the galleries every Saturday... and workshops and classes offered through the Museum Book Arts Institute.

The educational programs include "The Ben Franklin Gallery Tour," "The Constitutional Convention Tour," "Franklin's Colonial Assembly," and "The Book Arts Tour."

Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for students & seniors. There is free parking.

This museum is a real delight... small enough to enjoy in an afternoon... but lots to see and learn if you want to explore more of the options available.
Learn more at or call the museum at 310-515-7166 for more info!

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