The restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop.
Rarest in the museum's collection is the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world! A hands-on experience is encouraged with a working Linotype and eight operating heritage presses.
A joint venture was established in 1990 between The Niagara Parks Commission and a volunteer non-profit Printery Committee concerned with the preservation of printing equipment.
The current Membership fee is $20.00 for a sustaining member.
Some members of the print group meet at the museum Saturday mornings to help maintain equipment, improve our workspace, sort inventory and discuss all things print related! We are currently working on developing the workshop area of the building and plan to start teaching workshops there in 2023. After training, participating members will be encouraged to work on their own projects in this space.
We always welcome new faces. If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more, please send us a message from the contact page of this website.
We have a wonderful team of volunteers to work to keep the museum operating and open to the public.