Who we are:The Conestoga Press is part of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley and housed in the Carriage House of the Theodore Sprecher Museum at 249 West Main Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. It is operated by volunteers most Saturday mornings and during special events. See our Google Group Forum for current Schedule announcements.
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Check out this TED talk from our friend, Chris Fritton, about his project which included a visit to the Conestoga Press.
We enjoyed a visit from folks from the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem. They are working on a printing exhibit that will open next year, though we’re anxious to return the visit to their place as soon as … Continue reading
Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus of the Museum of Printing in Haverhill (that’s pronounced HAY-verill) Massachusetts was in the area at the invite of Paul from the print shop and I was able to spend two days touring around the County. … Continue reading
Two of us were able to travel to the Smithsonian for a letterpress event sponsored by the American Printing History Association. Several Kelsey’s were set up for kids (including us) to print souvenirs. A small assortment of interesting items from … Continue reading
Stop by Saturday, June 24th from 10 AM until 4 PM for the expanded Annual Craft Day at the Museum. This year some more crafters, live music, food, and special activities for kids! The print shop will be open for … Continue reading
I wasn’t able to be in the print shop last Saturday because of several days at a meeting west of Baltimore. Sitting in the hotel I realized we were only 15 minutes from the grave of the inventor of the … Continue reading
My biggest thrill is postively identifying a type, especially when it is an older ornate type that may have some historical significance. We have that and we have several unknown serif styles that are close to one thing or another, … Continue reading
Three of us were guest printers at the Ephrata Cloister during Charter Day, a day when all PA state historic properties are open free. The day was very cold and the print shop there was only slightly better heated than … Continue reading
Jeff makes some adjustments to the new reproduction English Common Press at the Ephrata Cloister. The press will once again allow demonstrations on a wooden press at the site. The Ouram press, just out of view in this photo is … Continue reading