This museum is a hidden gem. I’ve been a bookbinder for years but I have never seen anyone specifically address the American experience and how things changed as craftsman moved here from Europe and industrialization took hold. I learned a lot. If it has not been for the audio your
Highly recommend! Fascinating! The docent tour is fabulously interesting for anyone interested in craftsmanship, social history, books, engineering, the industrial revolution, and economics. Due to my work experiences, I probably know more than average about this process, but I still learned a LOT! Loved it! Great value.
The guided tour was fascinating and very informative. The guide was so knowledgebable and patient and there are vintage tools and equipment to demonstrate the history of bookbinding. I will never look at a book the same after visiting and touring this museum. I truly appreciated visiting this charming museum
Didn’t know what to expect. I was thinking how much can you really say about making books. But tour is very thorough and I thought it was interesting. Bookbinding started as a very skilled craft and the process to make them was intricate. Then the industrial revolution came and changed
This was a great tour for my teen who loves old books. We learned the history of bookbinding and its evolution to mass publishing with a fun and very knowledgeable docent. Seeing so many period machines and getting a chance to try out a printing press made this better than