Atascadero Printery Foundation
6351 Olmeda Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422 - United States
The Atascadero Printery Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Press Building of the Women's National Publishing company. The site became the largest printing operation West of the Mississippi River in its time, so large it had a private rail spur. It was listed on the Register of National Historic Sites. Work to retrofit the building is underway to retrofit the building and ooen it as a community Arts and Events Center with historic displays of Atascadero and printing.
The Printery Building is currently uninhabitable due to damage sustained during the 2003 San Simeon earthquake. For Museum Day the Atascadero Printery Foundation will have an outdoor event with historic print equipment displays, many interesting items printed on site, historic photos and displays of the future of the building. There will food available, family activities and live music.
The Printery grounds will be open 11a.m. to 4 p.m. on Museum Day, September 17th. Admission is free.
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