MPA Museum

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:

Friends of Arrow Rock

Friends of Arrow Rock Properties

Arrow Rock

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