Use PayPal for your donation or any major credit card by clicking on the Donate button below or, if you wish to use the mail, please send your check to 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745.
To donate at the highest levels, the Silver Level Franklin Fellow level at $5,000 or Gold Level Franklin Fellows at $10,000, or to explore supporting the Museum by donating pre-tax or IRA funds, having part of the Museum named after you, or including the Museum in your estate planning, please contact Mark Barbour.
Why the Museum Needs and Deserves Your Support
The Printing Museum partially operates with income from its educational and institutional activities, such as admissions fees. But fully two-thirds of its budget annually is funded by generous donations from corporate and individual donor Friends of the Musuem around the country and world. Only through our donor base can we meet ongoing financial needs and keep the Museum’s activities growing..We call on every supporter of printing history and the book arts to participate in making the International Printing Museum a permanent reality and help us carry out our educational, preservational, celebratory and research missions.
- Educating: Our award-winning educational programs reach 25,000 school-age children 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; as one of only
three such museums in the country, its mission has national significance.
- Celebrating: the Museum’s exhibits and collections celebrate 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 in the 20th century and the digital technologies of the 21st century.
- Researching: The Museum’s Research Library on Printing History, containing nearly 7,000 volumes 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. Museum Curator Mark Barbour looks forward to answering any questions you may have. His direct line is 714.529.1832
Join, Give, Renew
Help contribute to the continued success of the International Printing Museum. The International Printing Museum in Carson, California, houses one of the world’s largest working collections of antique printing machinery, and uses its resources for education. Through its educational tours, the Museum on Wheels program, classes in the Museum’s Book Arts Institute, special events and presentations, the Museum annually reaches more than 25,000 students and guests.