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T.A. Lamb & Son, Printers Exhibit Dedication
|Date:||October 27, 2012|
|Time:||10:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
|Location:||Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, University Drive & Hwy 69|
Almost four years in the making, the new "T.A. Lamb & Son, Printer" exhibit is the first new exhibit building at Gladys City since it opened 36 years ago. Join us as we dedicate the building and open the new exhibit to the public with special guest speakers, entertainment, and refreshments. FREE and open to public.
The Lamb family arrived on the shores of Texas in 1875 and several years later opened a printing shop on the sidewalk in the heart of downtown Beaumont. They helped start and print the Beaumont Enterprise, the local newspaper still in print today, and officially opened Lamb's Printing Company in 1895. Through five generations and much hard work, Lamb's helped many businesses and individuals with their printing and office furniture and supply needs.
Thomas K. Lamb, Jr., the last president of the family business, preserved a full set of printing and type set machines in hopes of finding a place to display and educate future generations about a dying trade. The new, working print shop exhibit will highlight the history and technology of printing, including the printing press, movable type, printing ink, and paper as well as the impact the printing press has had on history through books, newspapers, broadsides and magazines. In addition, visitors will be able to follow the "flow" of the print shop work seen through the eyes of an apprentice printer, and learn more about the Lamb family and their contributions to Beaumont.