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.
Once again the Mackenzie Print group will have a table to sell our merchandise at this year's Wayzgoose on Saturday, April 27th. 2024 at the Grimsby library. Hours are 9 a.m. til 5 p.m.
Started in 1979 by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery's founding Director Bill Poole, Wayzgoose was a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors. Since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with an attendance of between 2000 and 2500 people. Participants and visitors come from across Ontario, from Quebec and from the North Eastern states.
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 May to October. 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.