Journey through the past to uncover the history of print as it evolved through the centuries during our new exhibit, Print to Pixels: How words changed the world, runs through June 2 at St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.
Explore this hands-on, interactive exhibit. See extremely fragile remnants from a hieroglyphic scroll dating back to 1100 BC; look at the opening leaf of an illuminated manuscript antiphonal on vellum, believed to have been made at the scriptorium in Padua, Italy, 14th century; touch vintage typewriters, and witness a 3D Printer in action.
The Firecracker Press, a fully-functioning letterpress company, will run their letterpress shop from inside the Great Hall as they serve as the first “Printing Press In-Residence.” Watch as they design and print posters, hold instructional demonstrations and explain the printing process.
Exhibit hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Firecracker Press hours of operations may vary.
Support for this exhibit is provided by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.