MSU Libraries Presents: See a Gutenberg-style Press in Operation! Make Your Own Book! History of Science Through Scientific Illustrations
Type: Online Virtual Talk, Demo, Tour, or Performance
2:30 - 2:50 Gutenberg-style Press in Operation
See the MSU Libraries' 1901 iron hand press in action, using the same basic principles as the printing press designed by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1450s. Gutenberg's technology was amazingly durable, continuing in use for nearly 400 years with only minor refinements!
3:00 - 3:20 Make Your Own Book!
Learn how to make an 8-page book from a single sheet of paper, with clever folding and just one snip of the scissors. Any type of paper will work -- printer sheets, construction paper, even a rectangle of wrapping paper. Have your paper and scissors ready, and you may want to be sitting at a table or desk for easier folding!
4:00 - 4:20 History of Science Through Scientific Illustrations
What can scientific illustrations tell us about the theory of evolution, the scientific method, and other important concepts in science? Explore rare books from the MSU Libraries' Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, and practice your observational skills along the way!
- Tad Boehmer, Special Collections Rare Book Curator, Libraries, MSU
- Ruth Ann Jones, Special Collections - Education and Outreach Librarian, Libraries, MSU
Ages: Elementary age and up
- Engineering and Technology
- Arts, Culture, and Design
Time and Location
Date/Time: 4/17/2021 2:30 - 4:20 PM