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BSA Graphic Arts Merit Badge Workshop CANCELLED

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


On Monday July 20, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology announced plans to open the Fall semester with a hybrid approach of online and in-person instruction. 17 of the College’s 24 technical majors will be delivered through a combination of hands-on and distance education, while the remaining seven computer and/or engineering based technical programs will be 100% online during the fall 2020 semester. The Graphics Communications & Printing Technology program is one of the programs that will be online for the 2020 fall semester.

Since the Graphics Communications & Printing Technology program is online, the lab will be closed and unavailable for use. Because of the lab’s closure, the September and October BSA Graphic Arts merit badge workshops will have to be cancelled.


September 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thaddeus Stevens College on Orange
100 Parkside Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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The .918 Club

Monthly Events

Boy Scout Graphic Arts Merit Badge Workshop

September 12, October 10

You are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn the Graphic Arts merit badge using the 600-year-old letterpress printing process. With minimal advanced preparations, you will be able to leave at the end of the night with the merit badge complete. The workshops are scheduled for March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11 and October 9.

Book Arts Center & Letterpress Studio Renovation

Every Tuesday, 9am – 3pm

Thaddeus Stevens has given us a building on campus to use as a letterpress studio. The old Naval Reserve building on Parkside Avenue built during the Korean War has no insulation or lighting and the windows are metal framed single pane. The renovations to the building will include a HVAC system, energy efficient replacement windows, wall insulation, wall treatment and lighting. JK Mechanical of Willow Street has donated and installed a high efficiency Carrier gas fired furnace and air conditioning system. No internal structural changes will be needed since an open floor plan is most desirable for the center. Your help is needed as we as we prepare this building for our club to use as a training facility as well as offering open shop time for qualified members. Presently help is needed in cleaning the leftovers out of the buiulding.

The Printers at Work

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12 – 4pm
Every Sunday from 12 – 3pm

Visit the Heritage Press Museum and enjoy a unique demonstration by members of the .918 Club of letterpress printing in America in the early 20th Century.

Club Members Monthly Meeting

Every Fourth Wednesday, 7 – 8:30pm

You are invited to join this group of individuals who are determined to keep the craft of hand set letterpress printing alive and well in Lancaster County.