The Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum is located at 1 Queenston St., Queenston, Ontario, Canada in the former home of William Lyon Mackenzie. In 1824 William Lyon Mackenzie started an independent newspaper, The Colonial Advocate in this building. He was known as a political firebrand, hoping to educate citizens and fight what he considered a corrupt political system.
In 1950, the Queenston home became a historic museum site. The property is owned by the Niagara Parks Commission which hires staff to conduct tours in the summer months. In 1990, a joint venture was established with a volunteer, non-profit Printery Committee to ensure the preservation of the printing equipment.
The Mackenzie Print group will have a table to sell our merchandise at this year's Print Expo at Howard Iron Works. Activities include tours, demos, hands-on printing experience, workshops and shopping for unique and beautiful offerings by a talented group of artists, printers and book arts folks.
Every year, visitors from around the world visit the Mackenzie Printery to discover over 500 years of printing technology.
The Niagara Parks hire summer staff and open the museum to tours and visitors seasonally, from Spring to Fall. This year the museum will be open to the public seven days a week starting on Saturday, May 20th. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, click here to visit the Niagara Parks website:
The Mackenzie Print Group volunteers will continue to meet Saturday mornings, 9 - 11:30, at the museum to maintain equipment and develop our teaching spaces. Visit us then if you are interested in joining this volunteer group.