First Thursday of the Month | 6pm | 211 Water Street | Free
Come to Bowne & Co. for a one-of-a-kind New York experience! This open house will feature a breadth of printing equipment that you will be invited to use. You’ll get to see how the designers at Bowne lock up limited edition designs that will showcase some of the more eccentric parts from the Seaport Museum’s printing and graphic arts collection.
Established in 1775, this letterpress print shop is the city’s oldest operating business under the same name. Today, the shop continues the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing.
Advanced registration is required for this free workshop but walkups will be accommodated as possible. Anyone ages 12 and up is welcome. All participants get to take home the items they print during the afternoon. Can’t stay the full 90 minutes? No problem! Leaving a bit early is fine, but you might miss out on taking home something special.
Be sure to review the latest COVID-19 protocols.
Bowne & Co.
Bowne & Co. is New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. Using seven historic presses from the Museum’s working collection, our resident printers continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing, creating individual designs using custom plates or historic fonts.