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The Morgantown History Museum, located at 175 Kirk Street, has a new temporary display celebrating the history of Morgantown printers. It’s original debut was on Monday, April 4th and will be available to the public throughout the summer.

The exhibit, curated and conducted by long time museum staff member and President of the Friends of Morgantown History Museum Harold “Swifty” Shaver, features contextual images and artifacts as well as ongoing demonstrations on letterpress printing and bookbinding equipment. 

Throughout the summer, other guest speakers will be invited to give presentations on various topics pertaining to the advancements of printmaking in Morgantown over the years, spanning the 1960s through the 1990s. These presentations will be free to the public and shared on the museums Facebook page. Details on these guest speakers will be posted on the museums Facebook as they are scheduled.


*All Guest Speakers are subject to change 

Retired from over 40 years of teaching graphic design in the WVU School of art and Design, former professor Eve Faulkes will be our next guest speaker on May 21st at 12:30 p.m. at the museum.

Her background consists of letterpress, silkscreen and other forms of ink and paper in the service of artist’s books, bookbinding, and other objects. Some of her artist’s books have been exhibited and collected internationally and are considered major experiments in communication. 

Some of her more recent work in designs for social impact attempts to engage the public on behalf of people without the power to be heard. Eve was an honoree of the Civil Rights Advocacy Award from the WV Human Rights Commission in 2019. Additionally, in 2021 WVU created a special endowment in her name that will provide scholarships for underrepresented students majoring in graphic design. It is known as the Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment Scholarship.

For more information about Ms. Faulkes and her accomplishments over the years, you can visit her website at

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