The Printing Museum depends on the generous support of its many Friends and Donors to accomplish all it does every year. We encourage you to consider the Museum in annual charitable contributions. Donations are fully tax-deductible. You can make a donation online here or by sending a check to:

The International Printing Museum
315 W Torrance Boulevard
Carson, CA 90745

$25/year Student Apprentice Membership
$50/year Basic Membership
$100/year Corporate/Family Membership
$250/year Supporting Donor
$500/year Annual Sustaining Donor
$1,000/year Franklin Fellow Donor
$2,500/year Bronze Franklin Fellow Donor
Use button to the left to donate any amount

To Donate to the Hoffman Legacy Fund in honor of the memory of Richard Hoffman, Printer & Educator CLICK HERE

Why the Museum Needs and Deserves Your Support

Though the Printing Museum receives income from its tours and programs, two-thirds of its annual budget is funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Only through the generosity of our many Friends and supporter can we meet ongoing financial needs and keep the Museum growing. Help us carry out our mission of “Education Through Preservation”.

  • Educating: Our award-winning educational programs reach 25,000 students annually and teach valuable lessons about American history, science, and the entrepreneurial spirit that has been instrumental in the advancement of the graphic arts.
  • Preserving: the Museum now has the most significant collection and display 
of working antique printing equipment in the United States; the Museum’s exhibits and collections cover every major technological change in the graphic arts from 800 AD to the present digital age, from Gutenberg’s development of the printing press in 1450 to the rise of lithography and the digital technologies of the 21st century.
  • Researching: The Museum’s Research Library on Printing History, containing nearly 7,000 volumes and artifacts on the history of printing and printing technologies, is open to and used by scholars from around the country.

Become a Member even if just at the Basic level, and not only will you sustain the Museum’s vital mission, but you will also receive our newsletter, special Museum keepsakes, discounts and members-only invitations to Museum events. Please see the Donation section above for the different levels of giving. The International Printing Museum Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501c3 public charity recognized by the IRS. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To inquire about making material donations such as printing presses and equipment, theater props and costumes, period or holiday decoration, or artwork contact Curator Mark Barbour.

Current Museum Needs:


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Museum Curator Mark Barbour looks forward to answering any questions you may have.
His direct line is 714-529-1832