Ben Franklin’s Birthday Celebration Jan 16th

The International Printing Museum Invites You
to Come Celebrate…

Ben Franklin’s
Electric Birthday!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm

Come celebrate the birthday of our Founding Father Ben Franklin at the International Printing Museum! Highlights of the day include two special presentations by Dr. Franklin himself in the Museum’s Heritage Theatre. Join all the festivities with birthday cake, punch and more. Rumors abound that George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Madame Brillon from France will pay their respects to the good Doctor! After the 1 pm show, those Revolutionary Friends will join Franklin for a Q&A.

Plan to enjoy a working tour of the Museum’s collections before and after the show. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day, including making your own Almanac “the 18th century way” and hand printing your own colonial keepsakes on Ben Franklin’s printing press and more. This is a day for children and adults to enjoy the world and life of our foremost Founding Father, Dr. Benjamin Franklin as he turns a young 310!

The 11 am Inventive Dr. Franklin Show is family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
The 1 pm Inventive Dr. Franklin Show is suitable for high school and above.
TICKETS: $12 for Adults and $10 for Students & Seniors
 
You may purchase your tickets online below with a credit card through our PayPal link
or by calling the Printing Museum at (310) 515-7166.

Thank You For A Wonderful Dickens Holiday Celebration!

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THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL DICKENS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

 

A big thank you to all the visitors and volunteers who made this years Dickens Holiday Celebration so festive!

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SAVE THE DATE: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S ELECTRIC BIRTHDAY PARTY
SATURDAY, JAN 20TH, 2018

Benjamin Franklin’s 310th Birthday A Success!

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Thanks For Celebrating Ben’s 310th Birthday With Us!

 

A big thank you to all the visitors and volunteers who made Ben Franklin’s 310th birthday his best yet!

Want to know about all the great other events we have at the Museum?

Subscribe to our mailing list HERE

Have Photographs to share of the event?

Post them on our Facebook Group.

Twitter: @printmuseumCA

Instagram: @printmuseum

Have Feedback about the event? E-mail mail@printmuseum.org

SAVE THE DATE: KIDS KRAZY KRAFTS DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH, 2016

Kids Krazy Kraft Day returns . . .

KIDS KRAZY KRAFT DAY at the Museum!

Come join the fun . . . kids of all ages are welcome . . .

Saturday, March 19, 2016 10 am to 4 pm
$10 for students/senior $12 general admission!

*Papermaking – get your hands wet with goopy paper fibers while making your own paper
*Paper Marbling – see a demonstration on how to marble paper
*Cartooning – create your own characters and watch our own quick sketch artist at work
*Printing Presses – print your own design on our 19th and 20th century presses *Calligraphy – see how to letter your name in beautiful letters

*Mini-tours that demonstrate type casting and printing on a Gutenberg press
*Watch our 8th Wonder of the World Linotype casting type
*Bring a clean t-shirt to Silk-Screen your own momento of your visit!
*Watch the Linotype’s cousin the Magnificent LUDLOW casting its type.
*Paper Sculpting demonstrations and Many More Surprises!

  CLICK HERE More Info (red) artwork

Come have a Dickens of a time . . .

Dickens Day Holiday Celebration

December 10th & 11th
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Performances at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 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 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), Homemade gingerbread and hot apple cider.

Victorian Dress sample

 

 

Feel free 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!

 


 

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. 

The open dates are:
Jun 11th, and Aug 13th (Feb 6th and April 23rd is now full).


Register early to insure you have a spot for one of the best merit badge days you will experience! It is a day filled with hands-on, engaging experiences with plenty to take home!

CLICK HERE for more information or to register.