Please consider contributing to The Printing Museum’s future through giving a general donation or join the Collector’s Group and support the development and preservation of our collection.You can also contribute to one of our education funds or the preservation of our metal & wood type collection.

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    End Year Appeal…$35 for 35

    2017 is our 35th Anniversary! To commemorate, please donate $35 or more.

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    Collector’s Group Annual Membership


    The Collector’s Group promotes understanding and appreciation of the important historical collections at The Printing Museum through providing support for collection development and the preservation of fragile materials. Once a year, members vote for acquisitions to be funded with Collector’s Group membership dues. Annual dues for Collector’s Group membership are $250.

    Members of the Collector’s Group receive: a letterpress printed premium, such as a set of bookplates, notecards, or bookmarks; name plaque on the Lobby Donor Wall; and the satisfaction of knowing their contribution and participation make a real difference.

    Please note: General Museum membership, at any level, is required.

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    Harry Benson “Ben Franklin” Memorial Education Fund

    A founding member of the Museum’s Board of Directors, Harry Benson is affectionately remembered as “Ben Franklin”. Often dressed in period costume, Benson visited schools, church groups, and libraries as a way to educate people of all ages about the history of printing. A graduate of University of Houston, Benson held prominent positions in the printing industry, in addition to teaching at University of Houston and area community colleges. He was dedicated to education, and printing history was his passion.

    Gifts to this fund will help support the Museum’s educational programming.

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    Bader Metal & Wood Type Collection Fund

    This endowment is based on an initial donation of wood and metal type made to the Museum by Rev. Edward A. Bader CSB, in the name of his parents Edward and Anita Bader. The Museum began a major project in the summer of 2009, called the Type Initiative, to catalog and preserve this impressive type collection.

    Gifts to the Bader Type Collection Fund will help support the Museum’s efforts to develop and maintain the significant collection of wood and metal type.

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