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History of Letterpress

July 27 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25

It’s hard to imagine with the technology we have available today, but not so many years ago the printing of books, notices, newspapers etc., were all accomplished through the art of letterpress. This involved setting metal or wood type in a frame, coating it with a thin film of ink and applying it to a sheet of paper with the help of a mechanical press. 30 years ago the art was considered dead but it was brought back to life by people like Rebecca Kutys of Riegelsville. Rebecca lovingly restored some old presses (some dating back to the 1800’s) and now has a successful business, Moontree Letterpress in Riegelsville where she designs and produces exquisite wedding invitations and the like.

Join Rebecca on July 27th at the Durham Mill from 11:00 to 1:00 as she presents a program, demonstration and mini-workshop on the History of Letterpress. Participants will be able to (with Rebecca’s assistance) prepare and print a bookmark of their own featuring the Durham Boat. All proceeds of the program will go to the Mill’s restoration fund. Cost of the program is a $25.00 donation per person with a limit of 20 participants. The first 20 people to submit their registration form and donation will have a spot reserved for them. Payment can be made online through PayPal or credit card at the Historical Society’s website (durhamhistoricalsociety.org/membership) or by sending a check with the form below to Durham Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Durham, PA 18039. Please include a comment referencing the Letterpress Workshop with either mode of payment. For online payments please fill in the amount of $25 in the Mill Restoration Contribution field.

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History of Letterpress

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Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$25

Venue

Durham Mill
215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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Organizer

Durham Historical Society
Email:
info@durhamhistoricalsociety.org