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INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM!
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Experience the “Music of the Presses” as we kick off this year’s LA Printers Fair with Annie and the Hot Club of Nashville, performing their Django Reinhardt-gypsy swing among the old presses at the Printing Museum. The Hot Club of Nashville features the fiery guitar, melodic violin solos and hard-swingin’ singing. Virtuoso guitarist Richard Smith is among the members of the band who have been praised by everyone from Chet Atkins to Tommy Emmanuel.
Light refreshments, informal tours of Printing Museum, and letterpress printing your own Nashville-style show poster!
The 8th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair will be a wonderful celebration of Letterpress Printing and the Paper Arts, featuring over 100 artist vendors and suppliers, demonstrations all day and large quantity of vintage printing equipment and supplies for sale.
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NITE
Tired of Zombies and chain saw massacres then print your own messages from “The Great Beyond” on our antique presses assisted by our Phantom Printers in our Dead Letter Department and then listen to a collection of ghostly tales by master authors Kipling, Saki, Dickens, among others not usually known for their forays into the supernatural.
Designed for the whole family, this annual holiday event brings the Christmas Carol to life. The Museum’s galleries are transformed into Fezziwig’s Warehouse, holiday music is in the air as guests print their own Victorian Christmas Cards on the antique presses. Meet up with Dickens characters like Fagin from Oliver Twist, Mr. Micawber (David Copperfield), Miss Haversham who has “great expectations”! Dickens himself will retell his famous Carol in the Museum’s Theatre, becoming Scrooge and using his audience as characters in his story! English bangers & gingerbread for lunch.
Reservations are required for this regularly sold-out celebration and come dressed Victorian style, Gov’nor!
Both kid and adult friendly celebration of a great American's Birthday! Learn of Dr. Franklin's past from himself and his friends. There will be plenty of printing to do and celebrating along with a big sing-a-long to celebrate 309 years of Birthdays!
Enjoy being a kid once again (or for the first time) and come to the Printing Museum for Kids Krazy Krafts Day! Use your creativity to enjoy arts & crafts, papermaking & marbling, calligraphy, origami, printing your own cards on antique presses. Fun for the whole Family! Young and Old! There will be plenty to do for all ages!
A full-day event giving scouts the opportunity to earn their Graphic Arts and Pulp & Paper Merit Badges through 12 working stations. Advance registration is required; not open to the general public (but volunteers needed!)
A full-day event giving all girls, not just Girl Scouts, the opportunity to learn about the art of book making through 6 working stations. Learn about making paper, different ways of binding books or illustrating covers/pages, and more. Advance registration is required.