Museum of Printing History

  • TX


1324 West Clay
United States

About Us

The Museum of Printing History displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment. Artifacts in the collection range in time from humanity's earliest writing through the twenty-first century. The collection reflects the beginning of printing in Europe with Gutenberg's invention of movable type, and illustrates printing of the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and beyond. The Museum contains exhibit spaces devoted to American Colonial printed documents and examples of early Texas printing. In addition, the Museum contains four galleries which present original, rotating exhibitions upon a wide range of topics. The Museum of Printing History features printmaking and letterpress workshops, a papermaking shop, and a book bindery.