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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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
The Emanuel Rau Press shown was converted by Harry Stauffer to demonstrate letterpress printing. We’re still trying to understand how the press was originally designed to function but plan to use it as Harry did, to demonstrate printing at various … Continue reading
So what might you have been reading sitting around the Conestoga Press in the 1800’s had we been operating back then. Paul G. introduced me to a couple of beautiful magazines that hawk printing equipment and show off beautiful composition … Continue reading