The Missouri Press Association dedicated its Print Shop Museum in Arrow Rock in August, 1966. The Print Shop Museum is located in the Odd Fellows Lodge Building.
On display in the museum is a variety of letterpress printing equipment, including Linotype, a newspaper flatbed press, job presses, Washington hand presses, hand-set type and other tools of the printing trade. The desk belonging to famous country editor H.J. Blanton of the Monroe County Appeal in Paris, Mo., is in the museum. Missouri Press Association publishers and friends in 1966, during MPA’s 100th anniversary, donated the equipment and items on display for the museum. Missouri
Press Foundation owns the museum contents and contributes to the maintenance of the building. The building is owned by the Friends of Arrow Rock.
This is the Print Shop Museum in Arrow Rock, Mo., which is furnished and maintained by Missouri Press. A time capsule containing newspaper memorabilia is buried to the right of the museum. The marker notes the location of the capsule, which was buried in 1992, the 125th anniversary of Missouri Press Association.
The historic town of Arrow Rock is northwest of Boonville, about 13 miles north of I-70 on Highway 41. Find out more about Arrow Rock and the MPA museum at the following web sites:
Tuesday June 30th
Mark Maassen is named new executive director of the Missouri Press Association. http://www. Link
Monday June 29th
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson: Internet Vulnerabilities Remain, via Public Notice Resource Center newsletter Government officials have known about the vulnerabilities the internet faces since at least 1998, when seven young hackers – bearing names like Space Rogue, Weld Pond and Brian Oblivion – testified before the United States Senate that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take the internet down with 30 minutes of well-choreographed keystrokes. Fred Thompson, the Tennessee Republican who chaired the Senate panel in 1998 and left Congress in 2003, said in a recent interview that internet security is the kind of problem the government has trouble fixing. “Number one, it’s very difficult, and number two, there’s no immediate political payoff for anyone,” he said. The vulnerability of technology users at the highest levels of government is a stark reminder of the value of publishing printed versions of public notices in newspapers. The newspaper and press association websites which host public notices may also be vulnerable to being taken offline, so the online postings are best used as an adjunct to the printed notice, because printed notices remain independent, archivable,accessible and verifiable. Read the related article written by the Washington Post by clicking on the link. http://www.pnrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/These-hackers-warned-the-Internet-would-become-a-security-disaster.-Nobody-listened.-The-Washington-Post-20150623.pdf Link
Friday June 26th