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COOS BAY — Why do we call news media “the press”? Why do we call capital letters “upper case” and the other letters “lower case”? Why do we call it “typing”?

Find the answer to these and much more any Tuesday through Saturday summer afternoon when you visit The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. New this year is timeline information about all the past newspapers in the Coos Bay Area.

The Sun’s original — and now historic — printing presses and other fascinating equipment can be viewed up close as skilled volunteers interpret and demonstrate how they work. Printing Museum volunteers also answer questions about the Museum’s exhibits on printing and office technology. 

Combine a visit to the Marshfield Sun with a visit to the nearby Coos History Museum for a jam-packed afternoon of interesting local history.

The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum is a unique printing museum located in that building at the north end of Front Street on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. The unusually shaped building was built as the home for the Marshfield Sun newspaper and print shop in 1911. The Marshfield Sun was a working newspaper office and print shop from 1891 to 1944 — and is today essentially as it was left in 1944, with additional exhibits upstairs and on the walls.

The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum’s regular summer hours run from the day after Memorial Day through Labor Day: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Call 541-267-4027, for more information.

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