Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum
Dedicated to printing techniques from the 18th to 20th centuries
While your group is in the Niagara Falls/Buffalo region you will want to consider a trip to the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum, the local heritage museum located in a historic stately home. Inside you can see operational antique presses, a rare linotype, and much more throughout the collection of hands-on exhibits that represents 'over 500 years of printing technology'.
The home that this museum sits in is the restored home of the locally famous publisher, rebellion leader, and first mayor of Toronto, William Lyon Mackenzie. Inside his former home, you will get a hands-on experience with a rare linotype and 8 different operating heritage presses. See the rare Louis Roy Press, the oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world. The Louis Roy Press was actually used to print Ontario's first newspaper, the Upper Canada Gazette.
During your visit, your group can take a self-guided tour, which will take about 45 minutes to complete.