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9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.

In the Spotlight

Collecting Shakespeare's First Folio

Join us at the Cary Collection on September 22 at 6:00 p.m. for a talk by Cary Curator Steven Galbraith on the history of Shakespeare’s First Folio of 1623.

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New exhibit celebrates the Bard

Shakespeare in Fine Press commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a selection of fine press editions held in the Cary. These books demonstrate the creative ways that printers have moved his plays from the stage to the page. Opening reception September 22!

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The Kelmscott-Goudy Printing Press

The fall exhibition at the Cary Collection tells the history of our most famous printing press: the Albion once operated by William Morris, Frederic Goudy and Melbert Cary. Now on view are beautiful books printed over the past 124 years with this formidable iron handpress.

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Wood type fonts restored

Over 100 fonts of historic wood type have been cleaned, printed, and identified by volunteers for the Cary’s Adopt-a-Font project. There are still fonts to adopt, so contact us if you want to help.

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Classes at the Cary Collection

Exhibitions, events, and research assistance are key activities here at the Cary, but we also offer many opportunities to host a class taught with our exceptional primary source archives and books. Contact one of the curators to schedule.

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Sep 3 / 2016
September 22, 2016. 6:00 p.m. Please join us in the...
Aug 24 / 2016
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester...
Jul 28 / 2016
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Rochester...
Mar 2 / 2016
Associate Curator, Amelia Fontanel, will deliver a...