The History of Morgantown Printers

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A new exhibit celebrating the history of Morgantown’s printers debuts this weekend at the Morgantown History Museum. From Monday April 4, the exhibition will be open to the public throughout the summer.

The exhibit, curated and curated by Harold “Swifty” Shaver, a longtime museum staff member and president of the Friends of the Morgantown History Museum, will feature contextual images and artifacts as well as live demonstrations about the letterpress printing and binding equipment. The opening of the exhibition will be broadcast live on Facebook. The duration of the interview must be less than one hour.

Throughout the summer, other guest speakers will be invited to give presentations on various topics related to the progress of engraving in Morgantown over the years, from the 1960s to the 1990s. These presentations will be free to the public and shared on the museum’s Facebook page. Details on these guest speakers will be posted on the museum’s Facebook page as they are scheduled.

This exhibit is supported in part by an Organizational Arts Grant made possible through a collaborative effort between YCF and the Greater Morgantown Arts Council, with funding from the City of Morgantown, Monongalia County Commission, and Douglas H Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts.

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Morgantown History Museum

Morgantown History Museum, Kirk Street, Morgantown, WV, USA


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