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All Programs, unless otherwise noted, begin at 2:15 pm

Museum Open For Browsing July and August: Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 pm    

 

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2017 Newsletter

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Mount Holly Community Historical Museum Summer Calendar 2017

Past Newsletters

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2016 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2015 Newsletter

SATURDAY, JULY 15TH AT 2:15PM

PROGRAM ON PLATEN PRINTING PRESS

Robert Metzler will be demonstrating a historic "Franklin" platen printing press at the Mount Holly Community Historical Museum, Blacksmith Shop building, in Belmont Saturday, July 15, 2:15 pm. The press is one of the first platen presses manufactured by its inventor, George Phineas Gordon, in New York City, between 1856 and 1872. It was used by local pharmacist, J. Warner Edminster, to print small post cards and advertising material for his business. Metzler started his career in printing at the age of 10 with a toy press. He later studied printing through high school and into college where he received a degree in printing management from Southern Illinois University. He has worked in the printing and publishing industry in Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC and Vermont. He currently teaches letterpress printing in the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth College. He also taught graphic arts in the public school systems of Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Bob is owner of the private press, Green Mountain Letterpress, in North Thetford, VT.

Platten Press

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2014 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2013 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2012 Newsletter

A color photo of the Mt. Holly Community Historical Museum on Tarbellville Road in Belmont.