Museum of Printing Qwerty Festival July 20th



Our Second Annual QWERTY Festival, a celebration of all things typewriter, will take place at the Museum of Printing on Saturday July 20th from 10 am to 4 pm. Visitors will hear lectures, see demonstrations, type on vintage manual typewriters, and have a chance to try out and purchase one for their very own. Admission to the QWERTY Festival is free!

Where: Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01832
When: Saturday, July 20th, 10 a.m .to 4 p.m.
Media Contacts: Frank Romano, or Laurie Hartman,, 978-578-6143

This special event will showcase our exhibit of more than forty typewriters plus rare office machines ranging from the first Mimeograph to the Gestetner, Ditto, and more. Over 300 people attended last year’s QWERTY Festival and we are delighted to bring it back for a second year.

Tom Furrier of Cambridge Typewriter Company in Arlington will be on hand with vintage typewriters to sell as well as a lecture about typewriter maintenance at noon. Alexandra Woolner of Attack Bear Press in Easthampton will be here too with her Poetry Vending Machine chock full of poems written by poets from around the world. Visitors can type up a poem for insertion.

The Museum of Printing is located at 15 Thornton Avenue in Haverhill, Massachusetts (Exit 49 off I-495). 

The QWERTY Festival is supported in part by grants from the Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Topsfield, and West Newbury Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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