Special November Open Hours

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s working Museum of Metal Typography will be open to the public for extended hours—11:00 to 5:00—on Saturday, November 16.

Two of the museum’s casting machines will be making metal type, and visitors will be invited to print a keepsake sample on the hand-operated printing press. Volunteers will also be demonstrating the use of a hand mold for casting single pieces of type in the oldest tradition of printing.

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No matter whether you’re just curious about letterpress printing or you’re a veteran of “the black art,” you will find the museum’s working casters fascinating, as they produce type in hot metal, ready for printing. As soon as it cools, of course.

Come and spend an hour or the whole afternoon. Suggested donation is $5.00.

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry is located at 8900 NE Vancouver Way in Portland, with the museum entrance and parking in back. The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, open to the public since 2011.