The C.C. STERN TYPE FOUNDRY is holding an open house event to mark the start of regular museum hours open to the public.

Join us:

Saturday, March 26th 2011
8900 NE Vancouver Way
Portland, Oregon

As a volunteer-run working museum, the organization will be rolling out public programs designed to preserve the type casting craft, educate, and inspire creativity for a new generation of printers and “thing-makers.”

The museum's collection comprises the hot metal type foundry of the late C. Christopher Stern, a Pacific Northwest printer and teacher who inspired many in the letterpress community with his brilliant printing, use of typography and enthusiasm for the craft of hot metal type casting.

After Stern’s death in 2006, several friends and former students moved his foundry from Sedro- Woolley, Washington to Portland, Oregon and launched a non-profit organization to ensure its survival as a resource to the community. The organization is now in the process of restoring the foundry to working order, funding operations through private donations, grants and a Kickstarter project ( that runs through March 30, 2011.

This event will include a tour of the museum's foundry equipment and large collection of casting matrices, a gallery installation of several of Chris Stern's works, and a silent auction of printed ephemera and other handcrafted items donated by Stern & Faye, Printers and others.

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