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About The Printing Museum

The Printing Museum explores the intersections of the historyart, and technology of printing and demonstrates its enduring impact through exhibitions, interactive tours, and creative workshops. With over 10,000 items in its permanent collection—including one of the earliest printed documents, fine-art facsimiles such as the Gutenberg Bible, and contemporary limited-edition works on paper—the Museum is an engaging place for kids and adults alike.

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The Printing Museum was founded in 1979 by Raoul Beasley, Vernon P. Hearn, Don Piercy, and J. V. Burnham, four printers passionate about preserving and sharing their vast collections with the community. The Museum was chartered in 1981 by Dr. Hans Halaby, Director of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. In 2012, the Museum rebranded as The Printing Museum.

Featured in the July 2006 issue of Texas Highways, the Museum was described as “a honeycomb of intimate gallery space. It is full of a stunning collection of objects and artifacts devoted to the history, science, and art of printing.” The portrait of the Museum concludes that “printed text may be taken for granted, but a visit seems magical once again.”



This first gallery explores the development of writing, books, and paper in some of the earliest civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and East Asia. As nomadic cultures began to settle and form cities, governments, and society, a need emerged to record properly, mark goods, and facilitate transactions and communications.


Printing in Europe emerged out of the renewed interest and innovations in art, technology, science, and philosophy during the period known as the Renaissance (a French word for “re-birth). It was an era of rebuilding after the Plague (1346-1353), a pandemic that wiped out half of the European population. By 1450, technological advances combined with humanistic interests and book production improved dramatically in speed and quality.


The story of printing in the United States is the nation’s founding. Newspapers became important channels for colonists and American citizens to express ideological beliefs, discuss the country’s future, and defend principles of liberty and freedom.


This gallery features documents and artifacts related to the complicated history of the settlement of the land that is now the state of Texas. Printing and printed documents represent practical tools of a government’s authority to create laws, issue currency, and enforce land ownership titles. The items in this gallery date from approximately 1820-1840. During this time, Texas would transition through a series of wars and various forms of government.


This gallery displays early newspaper equipment, including a 20th-century model of the Linotype machine, invented by Ottmar Merganthaler in 1886. Dubbed by Thomas Edison as “the eighth wonder of the world,” the Linotype drastically changed the speed of production of newspapers and books. It also caused a sharp increase in literacy rates in the early 1900s.


Much like the innovations in 21st Century information technology, printing in the 20th century was an arena for creative minds. Printing inventions in this gallery exemplify their lasting and widespread impact on how people communicated through writing, printing, and copying.


The museum theater provides an opportunity to view documentary and feature films related to printing, including Harvest of Wisdom, a 45-minute video on the history of human communication and the critical role of printing.

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3121 San Jacinto St,
Houston, TX 77004

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