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The Museum will be closed for the holidays December 25, 2014 through January 1, 2015. We will re-open for normal business hours on Friday, January 2, 2015. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Most Prosperous New Year.

Current Exhibitions & Upcoming Events:

The Making of the 5 Year Plan Project, lecture by Aaron Sinift
January 10, 2015, 1:00 PM

How We Did It; Creative Fundraising for Collaborative Arts Projects
January 10, 2015, 2:30 PM

5 Year Plan Project: Gandhian Folk Culture/Village Pop Art
October 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Postcards from the Trenches: German and Americans Visualize the Great War
October 23, 2014 – February 14, 2015


Collection Spotlight

Permanent Collection

One of the few remaining block printed dharani scrolls, The Hyakumanto Dharani Scroll (Nara, Japan, 764-770 AD) is one of the oldest surviving examples of printing on paper. Hyakuman means “one million” in Japanese. One million pagodas were built between 764 and 770 AD to house one million scrolls of mulberry paper with part of a Buddhist sutra called a dharani (charm) block printed on them.

Schedule Your Tour

Schedule a guided tour today!

During our guided tours, visitors participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, then move to the printing of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress.  Our tours complement a wide range of study, from science and technology to English language arts, from history to fine arts.

Classes & Workshops

Class Schedule

Every Spring and Fall, we offer a full schedule of affordable classes, including letterpress, lithography, bookbinding, papermaking, and silkscreen. Join us in the Summer for the annual Book Arts Studio and learn to make books by hand. Sessions are available for children, adults, and families. Please check here for current class offerings.


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday


Free admission for self-guided tours

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