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July 2019

History of Letterpress

July 27 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$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…

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The Return of the Fire Dragon

July 28 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$5

Please join the Durham Historical Society as it presents “Durham Furnace II, 1848-1908 – The Return of the Fire Dragon”, the story of the second Durham Furnace. Jim Walter, a Society Board member and local expert on the Durham Furnace will tell the story of what happened after the original furnace (on which foundation the current mill was built) was no longer in service. Many historians have indicated that Durham played an important role in the start of the American…

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