Past Program I July 9 I 12:30 PM I Virtual
Bowne & Co., Stationers opened their doors at the South Street Seaport Museum in 1975, 200 years after Robert Bowne founded his shop across the street on Queen Lane. Today Bowne & Co., continues the tradition of 19th-century letterpress printing.
Enjoy a virtual visit to Bowne & Co. with Bowne’s Art Director Rob Wilson and Turnstile Tours, as they investigate the changing role these stationery and printing offices have played in New York City for 250 years, and the ways in which Bowne & Co. at Seaport Museum uses its collection – 34 printing presses and more than 2400 cases of movable type – in contemporary ways today.
This free program is co-presented with Turnstile Tours, a local company providing well-researched experiences through partnership with select nonprofit organizations.
This online program as already taken place, but you can still enjoy the workshop. Click below to watch the video.
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