History of printing in New West on exhibit
Over the years New Westminster has been the centre of many industrial activities including printing which is being showcased by the city's museum and archives.
Hot off the Press: Printing in New Westminster is running at the museum until April 28. It features stories of newspapers, businesses, passions and personalities of printing in the city. It has artifacts, photographs, printing presses, typeface and many examples of work done in New West.
Local collector Jason Vanderhill loaned many of the works done by New Westminster resident Jim Rimmer, a renown letterpress designer who died in 2010. He operated Pie Tree Press from his backyard workshop.
"It's wonderful to see my grandfather's art on display in the city where he lived and worked," said Rimmer's granddaughter Beth Baker in a press release.
Admission to the exhibit is by donation. The museum is at 302 Royal Ave., behind Irving House and is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.