Street Address
110 E. Main
Palouse, WA 99161
Mailing Address
13201 SR 272
Palouse, WA 99161
Hours
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admissions
Donations gratefully accepted.
Staff
Janet Barstow, Project Coordinator

Description

The Roy Chatters Museum takes visitors back in time, to the life of a printer. Visitors can handset type, see the 1887 "finger snapper" press in operation, and appreciate the technological advancements in printing through explanations by a 7th-generation printer, who volunteers at the museum.

History

The museum was started in 1976, at a time when hot-lead equipment was being phased out and relegated to scrap iron heaps. The museum 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.

Governance

Whitman County Historical Society

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes