FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morgantown History Museum Debuts New Printmaking Exhibit
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A new display celebrating the history of Morgantown printers
is making its debut this weekend at the Morgantown History Museum. Beginning Monday, April 4 the exhibit will be available to the public throughout the summer.
The exhibit, curated and conducted by long time museum staff member and President of the Friends of Morgantown History Museum Harold “Swifty” Shaver, will feature contextual images and artifacts as well as ongoing demonstrations on letterpress printing and bookbinding equipment. The opening of the exhibit will be streamed live on Facebook. The length of the talk should be under an hour.
Throughout the summer, other guest speakers will be invited to give presentations on various topics pertaining to the advancements of printmaking in Morgantown over the years, spanning the 1960s through the 1990s. These presentations will be free to the public and shared on the museums Facebook page. Details on these guest speakers will be posted on the museums Facebook as they are scheduled.
This exhibit is supported in part by an Organizational Arts Grant made possible through a collaborative effort between YCF and the Arts Council of Greater Morgantown, with funding from the City of Morgantown, the Monongalia County Commission, and the Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts.