June 9, 2021, 6:30.24 pm ET  

Photo: South Street Seaport Museum                                                          

The South Street Seaport Museum has announced that as part of the 2021 Season of Seaport Museum Open Days, Bowne & Co. will host free, outdoor letterpress printing demonstrations from June 11 to October 10 on Fridays and Saturdays.

The printers will set up a selection of historic presses outdoors on the steps of 209-211 Water Street. Demonstrations -- which will take place every hour on the hour between 11am-5pm and will run from five to seven minutes long – will illustrate the 19th century printing process with a variety of presses and equipment from the Museum’s Printing History Collection. Items printed throughout the day will be given away as tangible reminders of the experience.

Alongside these demonstrations, shoppers can browse new products now available for purchase from Bowne & Co., including new lines of letterpress-made postcards, broadsides, and boxed notecard sets, For more information, visit


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