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1787C.C.Stern Type Foundry - Open House this Saturday March 26th

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  • Steve Robison
    Mar 24, 2011
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      C.C. STERN TYPE FOUNDRY - OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY MARCH 26TH

      All who are able to make it to to Portland, Oregon are
      invited to an open house at the C. C. Stern Type Foundry this
      Saturday, March 26, from 3:00 to 7:00 p. m.

      Events of the afternoon will include a tour of the museum's foundry equipment and a silent auction of printed ephemera.

      The foundry-museum is located at 8900 NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon. For more information you may click on this link to a news items in the Willamette Week:

      http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17249-out_of_sorts.html

      or browse the foundry's website, ccsterntype.org .

      The C.C. Stern Type Foundry is a working museum – with a focus on
      "working." The foundry honors the memory of the late C. Christopher Stern, who built and operated the foundry at Stern & Faye, Printers of Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

      The mission of the C.C. Stern Type Foundry is to cultivate a unique connection between industry and the arts in the Pacific Northwest. For the first phase of the museum's operation, the focus will be on relearning the skills and revitalizing the experiences of the working type foundry.

      The museum will provide educational programming, including live
      demonstrations of the foundry equipment and type casting processes.
      It will also provide working displays and collected references, and
      serve as an educational resource center for teachers and students of
      history, printing, publishing, design, creative writing, book arts,
      and journalism.