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.
Category Archives: Events
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
Our annual little gathering of traditional craftsman at the Historical Society is Saturday from 10 to 4. Stop by and see some scroll saw work, tatting, printing, and other crafrs. It’s free.
Come by the Historical Society on the corner of Main and Oak streets December 6 from 1 – 4 PM. We’ll be printing a special card in the print shop, there are special displays, music, decorations, and of course, COOKIES!
Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 9AM until Noon (at least) Chris Fritton, the Itinerant Printer, is visiting letterpress printshops across America, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of antique wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and … Continue reading
Apprentices Madelyn and Isaac rode on the back of a new Mustang to represent the Future, following an antique car that included two costumed Historical Society members riding in the rumble seat. A banner preceded both with the Society’s motto: Preserving … Continue reading
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10AM – 4PM / FREE ADMISSION! SEE LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS, SHOP, AND TOUR THE MUSEUM Tri-County Scrollers Club members will demonstrate with their scroll saws and offer various wood crafted items. Randy Snader will share his hand penned … Continue reading
The Itnerant Printer Project has been fully funded on IndieGoGo. Chris Fritton, plans to travel around travel around the country in 2015 printing on various presses and recording his adventure. Maybe we’ll be a stop on the tour. Either way, … Continue reading
Come join us for the Historical Society’s Open House on Sunday December 7th from 1 – 4PM. Tour the Museum, sit on Santa’s lap, and stop in the print shop to print a bookmark. Buy some of our latest Christmas … Continue reading