The Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum is a joint venture established in 1990 between The Niagara Parks Commission and a volunteer non-profit Printery Committee concerned with the preservation of historic printing equipment.
Located 90 minutes southwest of Toronto, the museum makes its home in Queenston and utilizes the restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie. Nearby attractions include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and the popular Niagara Wine Region.
Museum displays and volunteer interpreters reveal 500 years of printing technology amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop.
Rarest in the museum’s collection is the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world! Visitors to the site get an authentic hands-on experience with a working Linotype machine and 8 operating heritage presses.
The Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum is Canada’s largest working print museum.
The museum is open 7 days a week from May to October, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To confirm open days and times, go to Niagara Parks.
Members volunteers work to improve the workshop area and to develop plans for seasonal events at the museum and other venues such as the Marshville Heritage Festival and the Howard Iron Works Print Fair.
Currently, membership is $20.00. Members are emailed information about print related events and invited to the annual meeting. They are also encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that include maintaining equipment and helping with fundraising events.
The mission of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund is to attract the brightest and best students available to the graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved institution.