Peabody Printing Museum
The Peabody Printing Museum is a collection of hot type equipment dating from 1870 - 1920. Not only is this Museum an attraction for those visiting Peabody, it also serves as a memorial to the thousands of "ink-stained wretches" who worked in or operated newspapers and print shops in Kansas and the rest of America. Since the 1960s, printing has undergone a huge upheaval, and the equipment and methods of the "letterpress" or "hot type" printing have virtually disappeared in commercial printing and publishing companies. The Peabody Printing Museum hopes to preserve a bit of this great printing history which dates back to the 15th century. The invention of the moveable type by Gutenberg, climaxed with the invention of the Linotype by Merganthaler little more than a century ago virtually disappeared in a period of less than a quarter of a century. Call 620-983-2174 or email Shane Marler.