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BOY SCOUT MERIT BADGE DAY

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!)

GIRLS BOOK ARTS PATCH DAY

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.

2016

MARCH 19th KIDS KRAZY KRAFTS DAY

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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!

April 21st RICHARD SMITH AND JULIE ADAMS IN CONCERT

Enjoy a special evening concert with legendary guitar vituoso Richard Smith. Considered one of the most gifted guitar pickers worldwide, Smith will be accompanied by versatile cellist Julie Adams. Delight in the eclectic mix of Julie's emotional depth and Richards flawless technique. Visitors will hear music from classical to the blues, to the Beatles, and will have the opporunity to print their own commemorative letterpess keepsake autographed by Richard.

JULY 4th INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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Come join the "Confounding Brothers" (Franklin, Jefferson, and Adams) and celebrate our Nation's Birthday with printing and food for all ages. Our antique presses will be reproducing the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights for all to read. Along with an All-American food fare, you are sure to have a Red, White, and Blue celebration!

OCTOBER 29th THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NITE
Phil_Ken_Halloween (cropped) (green face & desaturate)Scary PumpkinsTired 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.

OCTOBER 1ST LOS ANGELES PRINTERS FAIR

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.

DECEMBER 10th & 11th DICKENS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

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!

2017

BEN FRANKLIN'S ELECTRIC BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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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!