Museum of Printing Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
And pledges to Preserve Our Font Heritage
The Friends of the Museum of Printing, Haverhill, MA has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving local organizations and to give back in impactful ways to the projects and causes they support.
The Museum of Printing possesses rare historic artifacts in need of preservation. This includes the original drawings for the premier font library of the 20th century. The original art for Times Roman, Helvetica, Garamond, and over 3,000 other typefaces are archived at the Museum.
The Museum is building a “Type Vault” to store it all for the ages and better allow access for researchers and others. Our long-term goal is to digitize it as well. Please help save this important resource by donating during this special time . . . and into the future, because that’s where our focus is.
In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations, and acts of kindness.
The Friends of the Museum of Printing celebrates its 30th year in 2018. It is located at 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill, MA.Top ↑