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A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM

Dickens Day Holiday Celebration

December 13th & 14th
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


The Museum’s galleries are to be transformed into Fezziwig’s Warehouse with special presentations, tours, carolers, music, and the chance to print your own Victorian cards on antique presses from the 1850′s. You will have the chance to meet characters from various Dickens novels including the nefarious Fagin, the mad Miss Havisham and the dreamer Mr. Micawber.

The highlight of your visit will be Mr. Charles Dickens himself entertaining guests in the Museum’s Heritage Theater retelling A Christmas Carol and becoming Scrooge, while randomly using his audience as cast members.

Admission includes a “Taste of Dickens” which is a genuine English Banger (sausage), Home-Made gingerbread and hot Holiday cider.
Victorian Dress sample
 
 
 
 

Be sure to come dressed in your finest Victorian dress because it would be a humbug otherwise! If you are not sure how to dress Victorian, click here to learn the secrets to a simple and easy way of coming properly dressed for the season.

 

Tickets sell out fast for this seasonal Museum favorite
so purchase yours soon!

 
 


    Just two days left until the Dickens Day Celebration!

    The celebration is just a few days away. Take a peek at some of our cast members. We can’t wait to see you all at the festival.

    Father Christmas (George Bush) protects Little Nell (Lisel Puskar) from Scrooge (P.D. Soinski).  Join them as they attempt to make Scrooge see the error his ways.  It will be a "Christmas Carroll" that you won't forget.

    Father Christmas (George Bush) protects Little Nell (Lisel Puskar) from Scrooge (P.D. Soinski). Join them as they attempt to make Scrooge see the error his ways. It will be a “Christmas Carol” that you won’t forget.

    Miss Havisham( Kristin Boaz) teaches Estella (Yasmin Walker) how to be rude to men.  Watch these crafty ladies make their way through Victorian England. You never know what to expect from these two.

    Miss Havisham( Kristin Boaz) teaches Estella (Yasmin Walker) how to be rude to men. Watch these crafty ladies make their way through Victorian England. You never know what to expect from these two.

    Fagin (Ken Riedel) & Artful Dodger (Keefer Blakeslee) get into the Holiday spirit and mischief.  Keep an eye on these two pranksters and don't let them ensnare you into their lifestyle.  As the head of the most notorious pickpocket gangs in London, you can bet that Fagin and Dodger are always up to no good.

    Fagin (Ken Riedel) & Artful Dodger (Keefer Blakeslee) get into the Holiday spirit and mischief. Keep an eye on these two pranksters and don’t let them ensnare you into their lifestyle. As the head of the most notorious pickpocket gangs in London, you can bet that Fagin and Dodger are always up to no good.

    Dickens musicians Capt. Jack the organ grinder (Jack Conway) and Steerforth (Mark Barbour) on the Dulcimer lead chorus (George and Debbie Bush and Gary Remson) in carols .  Our musicians will transport you back to the days of a Victorian Christmas.  Come experience the Christmas carols of the 19th century.

    Dickens musicians Capt. Jack the organ grinder (Jack Conway) and Steerforth (Mark Barbour) on the Dulcimer lead chorus (George and Debbie Bush and Gary Remson) in carols . Our musicians will transport you back to the days of a Victorian Christmas. Come experience the Christmas carols of the 19th century.

      25th Anniversary Building Campaign

      Docent Tim Steinmeyer demonstrating Grasshopper Press to guest at the 25th Anniversary Celebration. In the upper left you can see the new archway opening up the new galleries that are being developed through the Museum's Building Campaign.

      Docent Tim Steinmeyer demonstrating Grasshopper Press to guests at the 25th Anniversary Celebration. In the upper right, you can see the new archway opening up the new galleries that are being developed through the Museum’s Building Campaign.



      The Printing Museum’s
      25TH ANNIVERSARY
      BUILDING CAMPAIGN




      The Museum’s Building Campaign has been created to raise $1 million over the next two years to underwrite the expansion of the Printing Museum’s exhibits and programs and to develop an Operations Fund for the Museum’s future. With plans to expand the Museum facility, improve the exhibits and develop new educational tours and programs, the Printing Museum needs your support to achieve these important goals. Your contributions in YEAR ONE of the Building Campaign will be generously matched $1 for $1 by a grant from PIASC.

      The seven initiatives of the Building Campaign are to Double the Public Display in the front building, Build an Enlarged Theatre, Expand the Book Arts Institute facility in the rear building, Create a Rotating Exhibit Gallery, Develop Two New Educational Programs & Exhibits on California and World History, Create a New Current & Future Technology Exhibit, and Build an Operations Fund for the Museum’s future. Click HERE to learn more about the campaign and how you can participate.

      CLICK HERE Building Campaign info (green) artwork

        Boy Scout Merit Badge Days . . .

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        BOY SCOUT
        MERIT BADGE DAYS

        Earn Two Badges
        in Paper & Graphic Arts
        in one day workshop!

        A full-day event where scouts earn their Graphic Arts and Pulp & Paper Badges through hands-on participation in 12 stations. Advanced registration is required.

        Our November 15, 2014 and February 21, 2015 events are full but we have other 2015 Merit Badge dates available:

        Apr 18, 2015    Jun 20, 2015    Aug 15, 2015

        CLICK HERE for more information or to register.