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MCBA Exhibition

Faithful Mirror:  The Printing Press in Minnesota

Exhibition Dates:  March 27 through June 4, 1999
Opening Reception:  Saturday March 27, 6 to 9 PM

Printing was established in Minnesota in 1849, the same year that
Minnesota became a territory. Marking the sesquicentennial of this
signal event, Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents Faithful Mirror:
The Printing Press in Minnesota.  From James Madison Goodhue's pioneer
issuance of the St. Paul Democrat, through Samuel Hinton's book of
common prayer in Santee dialect, publication of The Bomb Shell (printed
from type hand-carved by bored soldiers at Fort Ripley), and the barbed
editorializing of St. Cloud abolitionist and "editress" Jane Grey
Swisshelm, printing has come to exert important influence on the state
and its residents.  Explore and examine this fascinating story through
an exhibit which, like Goodhue's 1852 assertion to the public, ". . .
shall hold a faithful mirror up to Minnesota (printing), to reflect its
true impress and image upon the world."

This program is made possible, in part, with funds provided by the State
of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society's Grants-in-Aid
Program, by grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an
appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, West Group and Wet
Paint, Inc.

This exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located at 24 North Third Street in
the downtown Minneapolis warehouse district.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday
through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, closed Sunday and
Monday.  For more information please call Minnesota Center for Book Arts
612-338-3634 or visit our web site at www.mnbookarts.org.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
24 North Third Street
(612) 338-3634
(612) 338-1562 (fax)

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