The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is pleased to co-host Chasing Paper, the Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Conference from October 11-13, 2017. The Friends were founded in 1981 to support the care and preservation of Hunter's extensive collection of papers, tools, equipment, and artifacts related to the history of hand papermaking. Hunter began his museum in 1956, which eventually became known as the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.
Robert C. Williams, co-founder of James River Corporation and paper industry leader, passed away on October 25, 2016 at the age of 86. Williams was a visionary in the pulp and paper sector who also held a deep desire to preserve the history and importance of papermaking for future generations.
Williams served as Chairman and President and CEO of the James River Corporation, retiring in 1996. Upon his retirement, the Board of Directors funded an endowment to support the Museum of Papermaking, which now bears his name.
The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking will be participating in the 2016 Atlanta Maker Faire on Saturday, October 1 in downtown Decatur. This is the fourth year the museum has participated, and each year the event grows larger.
"We're excited to take papermaking out to the community," says Education Curator Virginia Howell. "People of all ages are truly exited to try their hand at making paper. And getting to take a piece they made themselves is pretty cool."
Join the Paper Museum beginning in September for the EXPLORE! homeschool workshops.
The EXPLORE! series consists of nine educational workshops dedicated to the art and science of paper. Perfect for homeschoolers or anyone looking to experience the diverse potential of paper. Participate in one session or all— sign up for what your schedule allows. All sessions led by Jerushia or Miriam Graham.
Fees (per session): $6 for museum members, $8 for non-members
Space is limited, so register early!