Janet Barstow 

Roy Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum

The Roy Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum is a branch of the Whitman County Historical Society. Roy M. Chatters was a retired nuclear engineer from Washington State University.  When he retired, he began a quest to collect antique printing equipment with the dream of setting up a working museum.

The museum opened in 1976. It operated until 1996 when a city flood caused damage to the wooden floor. The museum reopened in 2003 after a massive volunteer effort repaired the building and restored its contents.

The collection includes a flatbed printing press, typesetting machines, Chandler job presses and other vintage newspaper equipment dating back to 1898.

Is this your listing?  Log in to let us know.
Find an error?  Submit a correction.