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September 18, 2019 – January 12, 2020

INNOVATION IN ITS TIME | The World’s First Typewriters, offers a fresh look at one of modern history’s greatest inventions, the typewriter. The exhibition spotlights twenty-eight typewriters from Toronto based collector, Martin Howard, and allows a hands on look at some of the very first forms of typewriters from the late nineteenth to early twentieth-century.

INNOVATION IN ITS TIME | The World’s First Typewriters, will have guests explore the evolution of global communication and have a look through the ages that relied on ink and ribbon. From Gutenberg’s printing press to what eventually became a gateway for the information age that exists today, this exhibition, along with AFTERLIFE, brings two contrasting forms of communication together in our immersive space.

Featuring the Martin Howard Collection of Antique Typewriters


Literally Language – Grades 1 – 3 

Explore various modes of communication through history! Students will learn to express themselves in many different ways.

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