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The Printing Museum, Houston

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The Printing Museum was founded in 1979 by Raoul Beasley, Vernon P. Hearn, Don Piercy, and J. V. Burnham, four printers with passions for preserving their vast collections and sharing them with the community. It was chartered in 1981 and had its official opening in 1982 with Dr. Hans Halaby, Director of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany, cutting the ribbon.

The mission of the Museum is to promote, preserve, and share the knowledge of printed communication and art as the greatest contributors to the development of the civilized world and the continuing advancement of freedom and literacy.
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  • Great unique museum. It is small and has an excellent history of printing and how it evolved. Enjoyed reading the old newspapers from the 19th century.  more »
  • The museum has free parking. When I visited (February 2020) the museum was undergoing substantial remodeling and many exhibits were not available. I was still very favorably impressed with the...  more »
  • I am in printing business for more than 40 years and this is the first time I visited this place. It was really nice with bunch of old printing equipment. Most of them are older than me!
  • The collection of printng equipment and printed materials from history was amazing. Inspiring to see pages of Luther's Bible, Tyndales Bible and Geneva Bible on display. Definitely worth the visit.

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