Ornamental Separator

Bindery

Trades

CW Admission Required

Closed currently

  • Monday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday

    Closed

  • Thursday

    Closed

  • Friday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Today we might take books for granted, but in colonial America only the rich could afford a large library. Binding books—especially fancy ones—was a specialized and time-consuming craft. Talk with a binder and learn the "arts and mysteries" of the trade.

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