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Letterpress Printing: Books and Broadsides
August 17-18, 2013, from 10 am–5 pm

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — On August 17–18, step back in time to the days when type was set one letter at a time and books were handcrafted one at a time. During Letterpress Printing Weekend at The Farmers' Museum, you can learn and take part in the process of printing as it was done many years ago.

Hands-on activities make the weekend fun, such as setting type and printing souvenir cards on a period job press. Make your own paper to take home and hand-print an artistic design using the ancient process of marbling

Book lovers will appreciate the origin of everyday expressions such as "out of sorts." John Barrett of Chicopee, Massachusetts, will be on-site demonstrating letterpress equipment and cautioning visitors to mind their p's and q's.

All the delightful activities that happen every day at The Farmers’ Museum will be taking place, such as the Empire State Carousel, wagon rides, experiencing life on a farm, and feeding the baby animals in children's barnyard.

All Step Back in Time Weekends are held at the museum from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry is included in the museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military. 

Through Labor Day 2013, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program. Visit for more information.

Publication Date: 
August 2013
Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: