South Street Seaport Museum's Bowne & Co., Stationers Reopens In-Person On June 18, 2022

Just after a pandemic hiatus, South Street Seaport Museum announces the reopening of Bowne & Co., Stationers brick and mortar storefront commencing June 18, 2022.

The store will be open in-individual from Wednesdays via Sundays from 11am to 5pm at 211 Drinking water Street. Stop by to see the presses in action, restock desk materials, and stage into a minimal slice of New York’s historical past. Entry to stop by the Bowne & Co. retail outlet is Totally free and you do not will need museum admission. For more data, pay a visit to

Since 1975, Bowne & Co., Stationers has been a purveyor of staple and fancy products, giving Reduce Manhattan with stationery, artwork supplies, special items, and letterpress printed products. Making use of the Seaport Museum’s assortment of 19th century printing presses and movable form, Bowne & Co. carries on to protect the tradition and skill of task printing by continuing to generate a selection of notecards, and broadsides, as very well as customized-printed stationery, invites, company playing cards, and other printed things.

Bowne & Co. was established by Robert Bowne in 1775 and is New York’s oldest running company underneath the identical identify. By 1900, New York City boasted above 700 printing offices. Most ended up situated in Lower Manhattan and the South Road Seaport Historic District to facilitate transport, trade, and finance. Maritime trade industries-expanding every single 12 months as their merchandise attained the overall place via the Erie Canal-observed themselves in will need of a flurry of printed resources for conducting organization, resulting in the need for stationery, invoices, advertisements, and other printed products.

Two hundred a long time following its founding, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum to open a 19th-century-type print store at 211 H2o Avenue in the South Road Seaport Historic District. Currently, in addition to the letterpress printing assortment, Bowne & Co. embodies the spirit of a change-of-the-century retail store that is special, eclectic and like none other in the metropolis.

Bowne & Co. carries on the age-aged tradition of career (or small batch) printing. Applying seven historic presses from South Road Seaport Museum’s operating collection, resident printers build personal patterns employing tailor made plates or historic fonts. E mail [email protected] or stop by 211 Water Road to master much more.

For those who are not able to pay a visit to Bowne & Co. in-particular person, check out the Bowne & Co. On the web Store which capabilities a special assortment of core offerings from Bowne & Co.: journals, writing paper, textbooks, and of training course, household-built notecards and broadside posters. Seaport Museum branded goods like totes are also out there for purchase. Orders can be delivered any where in the United States via UPS Floor and are also readily available for neighborhood pickup. Check out for a lot more data.

Seaport Museum Memberships contain unlimited admission to museum exhibitions, invites to unique activities, and great reductions yr-round, together with 20% off on purchases at Bowne & Co.. Memberships start off at $50 and assist help Museum’s exhibitions, maintain the ships and the collections, expand general public programs, and serve above 12,000 students on a yearly basis via instruction initiatives. To be part of the Museum as a Member, pay a visit to

Be positive to evaluation the most recent COVID-19 protocols at Make sure you observe that masks are essential at all occasions in indoor spaces across the Seaport Museum campus.

The South Road Seaport Museum, situated in the coronary heart of the historic seaport district in New York Town, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Started in 1967, the Museum residences an in depth selection of works of artwork and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education and learning areas, operating nineteenth century print outlets, and an lively fleet of historic vessels that all operate to notify the story of “Where New York Begins.”

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