International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens
Great fun at “Fezziwig’s Warehouse” as recreated inside of the International Printing Museum. Join EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating for a video visit to the largest working collection of antique printing presses in the world, in this episode of California Living. The world of printing is a fascinating one as we have seen such huge strides in the potential of these machines, from the original wooden blocks used to stamp out letters, to a portable printer scanner, and now a 3-D printer capable of creating human limbs! It’s a must-see exhibition and the museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm throughout the year and for special events like their original play, The Dickens You Say?, a unique take on A Christmas Carol. This event sells out quickly, so watch for your opportunity to snap up tickets when they go on sale, next year!
With costumed characters from many of Dickens’ works strolling through the museum, you’ll brush elbows with the likes of Uriah Heep, Oliver Twist, Mrs. Havershim and check your pockets after an encounter with Fagin or the Artful Dodger! The museum is a treat any time of year and also has a traveling program they bring to schools. Next up is the celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday in January. For details, visit the museum’s website: http://www.printmuseum.org/museum/