The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill Welcome to Edes & Gill. We are a historical interpretive site and museum. We give printing demonstr a 501 c 3 Not for Profit Corp.
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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill operates under Lessons on Liberty Inc.

Printed in the 4th of July, 1776 at Philadelphia!The John Dunlap printing of the DeclarationAt Edes&Gill
07/01/2023

Printed in the 4th of July, 1776 at Philadelphia!
The John Dunlap printing of the Declaration
At Edes&Gill

Printing the Declaration of Independance, July 17, 1776!On the afternoon of July 4 John Adam’s was tasked by congress to...
07/17/2022

Printing the Declaration of Independance, July 17, 1776!
On the afternoon of July 4 John Adam’s was tasked by congress to oversee the printing of the Declaration as edited by Congress on the 3rd and 4th. He carried a fair copy to the print house of John Dunlap and printed about 200 copies. The following day John Hancock began sending copies to the various states mostly by horseback. It took 10 days for the Declaration copy to reach Boston on the 15th, it was set in type on the 16th by John Gill and printed today, July 17, 1776…. It was ready for distribution on the 18th and was read from the balcony of the Old State House on that same day for the first time in Boston!

Printing Office of Edes & Gill officially OPEN at Old North Church, Clough House.Come on by this weekend ! 11-5 F, S, Su...
04/15/2022

Printing Office of Edes & Gill officially OPEN at Old North Church, Clough House.
Come on by this weekend ! 11-5 F, S, Sun

Always an amazing nite!
04/05/2022

Always an amazing nite!

Virtual tickets for our annual Lantern celebration are now available!

Join us in person or via streaming for a fun and meaningful evening. The festivities will include a special reading of “Paul Revere’s Ride,” inspiring words from honoree Mike Bloomberg, and a beautiful lantern lighting reenactment.

Get tickets here >>> www.eventbrite.com/e/lantern2022-tickets-275794588037

Edes & Gill has MOVED! Very excited to announce that the Printing Office of  Edes & Gill has moved to 21 Unity Street, B...
04/01/2022

Edes & Gill has MOVED! Very excited to announce that the Printing Office of Edes & Gill has moved to 21 Unity Street, Boston North End, Clough House at Old North Church. Re-Opening April 15th, 2022

Edes & Gill will be closed this weekend Oct 22-24 due to a press failure while mounting a new form. We apologize for the...
10/22/2021

Edes & Gill will be closed this weekend Oct 22-24 due to a press failure while mounting a new form. We apologize for the inconvenience. Slight possibility we get it fixed and open on Sunday.
It’s a very large form…kinda came apart while I was rearranging a printing problem at bottom of form. Got it under control will just take time to fix.
Oh, it’s a poster sized Declaration, Originally printed by Mary Katherine Goddard 1777!

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill at Faneuil Hall is officially open from 11am-6pm Thursday - Sunday. Stop by to see th...
07/01/2021

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill at Faneuil Hall is officially open from 11am-6pm Thursday - Sunday.

Stop by to see the form setting of the Declaration of Independence - the formative document of our nation - just in time for Independence Day.

12/08/2020

Amazing new Founding Documents from the printers at Edes & Gill, Faneuil Hall Boston

July 3, 2012, First Printing of  John Gill’s Boston Edition of the Declaration of Independance for the first time in 236...
07/01/2020

July 3, 2012, First Printing of John Gill’s Boston Edition of the Declaration of Independance for the first time in 236 years! You can support Edes & Gill with an online purchase of this amazing document from our online store. https://the-printing-office-of-edes-gill.square.site

We at Lessons on Liberty and The Printing Office of Edes & Gill have been closely following The CovId-19 epidemic. Our h...
03/14/2020

We at Lessons on Liberty and The Printing Office of Edes & Gill have been closely following The CovId-19 epidemic. Our historical interpreters work directly and in close contact with the public. All guidance on the virus suggest public gatherings should be radically curtailed and at a minimum social distancing be practiced. The most recent public announcements and actions by state, local, national and international public health officials all suggest that anything that can be done to slow the spread of this virus can and should be done.
As of today at 5 pm we are closing our Faneuil Hall Shop and ending public tours until further notice. We do hope to reopen on April 1st if the situation materially changes.
Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further announcements. We thank you for your kind patience during this unfortunate crisis.
As a side note - we will continue to sell prints and documents online so look for the link within the next week!

Thank you,
Gary Gregory
President
Lessons on Liberty Inc.
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Edes & Gill is very pleased to offer a new full size e...
03/03/2020

In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Edes & Gill is very pleased to offer a new full size engraving of Paul Revere’s Boston Massacre print! Meticulously hand engraved, printed, and colored by Andy Volpe this is a chance to own a unique print! Andy will be demonstrating the hand printing of these prints at Edes & Gill on our wooden 18thc reproduction copperplate press this Saturday March 7, 2020 at our shop at Faneuil Hall. We will also have colored and black and white prints available for sale that day. We can also ship prints. This 250th Anniversary Edition is $65 color and $30 for black and white, $8.95 for shipping!

Apprentice Indenture Contract hot off the press of Edes & GillPrinted on Arches Cotton (smaller sheet) and St. Armand 10...
02/07/2020

Apprentice Indenture Contract hot off the press of Edes & Gill
Printed on Arches Cotton (smaller sheet) and St. Armand 100% laid rag paper
$14.95 ea. Shipping $5.00 ea.

New Samuel Adams Tap Room open at Faneuil Hall!Just steps away from Edes & Gill at Faneuil Hall I paid a visit to my new...
02/02/2020

New Samuel Adams Tap Room open at Faneuil Hall!
Just steps away from Edes & Gill at Faneuil Hall I paid a visit to my new neighbors, Samual Adams Tap Room. Fantastic views and an amazing array of beers on tap!
So stop by Edes & Gill for your history fix and then wet your whistle with a nice craft beer from Samuel Adam’s

My name is Kneeland...descendant of boston printer Samuel Kneeland!Exciting day at Edes & Gill, met this fantastic lady ...
02/02/2020

My name is Kneeland...descendant of boston printer Samuel Kneeland!
Exciting day at Edes & Gill, met this fantastic lady who is a direct descendant of John Gill’s master while he was learning the printing trade. Gill actually married one of Kneeland’s daughters.
First Kneeland we’ve met !

Our Benjamin Edes Crisis print, 13,000 individuals pieces of 7pt. Caslon type to reproduce!
12/19/2019

Our Benjamin Edes Crisis print, 13,000 individuals pieces of 7pt. Caslon type to reproduce!

Thanks to the History Girl for posting this!  We have hand printed the Boston edition of  “The American Crisis” printed ...
12/19/2019

Thanks to the History Girl for posting this! We have hand printed the Boston edition of “The American Crisis” printed in January of 1777 by Benjamin Edes. Our prints are available at Edes & Gill Faneuil Hall Boston.

Today in : "These are times that try men's souls…" , Decemember 19, 1776, Thomas Paine published his first "American Crisis" essay. Number 1 of this series was written during Washington's retreat across and by his order was read to his dispirited and suffering soldiers. These are the words that should be remembered across New Jersey and the nation, for it was these struggling soldiers fighting for independence that never gave up. "These are times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." Did you know that Thomas Paine also resided in Bordentown, NJ periodically from 1783 until his death in 1809?

Just received our custom hand made Floor Cloth from Americana Floorcloths, it was worth the wait! Alongside our new wall...
07/15/2019

Just received our custom hand made Floor Cloth from Americana Floorcloths, it was worth the wait! Alongside our new wallpaper from Adelphi Paper Hangings, and furniture from Mass Woodworks the retail shop at Edes & Gill is looking very 18thc,
Please do come and visit the shop as we have lots of new prints, maps, and unique postcards for ready money.

07/15/2019

Just received our custom hand made Floor Cloth from Americana Floorcloths, it was worth the wait! Alongside our new wallpaper from Adelphi Paper Hangings, and furniture from Mass Woodworks the retail shop at Edes & Gill is looking very 18thc,
Please do come and visit the shop as we have lots of new prints, maps, and unique postcards for ready money.

Celebrating Edes & Gill’s 1 year anniversary TODAY at FANEUIL HALL!So thankful for this amazing opportunity and for ever...
07/01/2019

Celebrating Edes & Gill’s 1 year anniversary TODAY at FANEUIL HALL!
So thankful for this amazing opportunity and for everyone who has helped us get the shop up and running. We have a very smart and talented group of historical interpreters working for us who make visiting Edes & Gill a special experience for our guest! Thank you!

Nervously thinking about hanging this amazing hand printed wallpaper for Edes & Gills newly appointed retail space...Any...
04/25/2019

Nervously thinking about hanging this amazing hand printed wallpaper for Edes & Gills newly appointed retail space...
Any tips greatly appreciated

Happy New Year from Edes & Gill!Apparently one of our apprentice’s has been busy at the case.
01/05/2019

Happy New Year from Edes & Gill!
Apparently one of our apprentice’s has been busy at the case.

A couple of able bodied pressman showed up at Edes & Gill this weekend at Faneuil Hall
10/08/2018

A couple of able bodied pressman showed up at Edes & Gill this weekend at Faneuil Hall

Edes & Gilll doesn’t normally do commercial work, BUT when my friends at Liberty Tree Distillery asked us to print label...
10/01/2018

Edes & Gilll doesn’t normally do commercial work, BUT when my friends at Liberty Tree Distillery asked us to print labels for a very special Founders Reserve Rum, we jumped at it...especially since we got paid in RUM! The labels were hand printed on the wooden common press at Edes & Gill and the bottles are hand blown glass, not to mention world class rum inside!

The first copper plate intaglio prints ever produced in Faneuil Hall, printed on wooden presses. Stop by to see more ori...
09/24/2018

The first copper plate intaglio prints ever produced in Faneuil Hall, printed on wooden presses. Stop by to see more original printmaking! @ Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Shop owner Gary Gregory printing the Declaration Of Independence! Live printing demonstrations going on daily at Faneuil...
09/11/2018

Shop owner Gary Gregory printing the Declaration Of Independence! Live printing demonstrations going on daily at Faneuil Hall.

09/11/2018
Yes! New signs painted at Edes & Gill, Faneuil Hall
08/02/2018

Yes! New signs painted at Edes & Gill, Faneuil Hall

Freshly hand painted sign hung out at Faneuil Hall today!Thanks Dave Workman for the fantastic design and painting!
07/17/2018

Freshly hand painted sign hung out at Faneuil Hall today!
Thanks Dave Workman for the fantastic design and painting!

We had an amazing opening week at our new FANEUIL HALL location! Guest from all over the country who follow us on Facebo...
07/12/2018

We had an amazing opening week at our new FANEUIL HALL location! Guest from all over the country who follow us on Facebook stopped by to wish us well and to purchase our first Faneuil Prints of the Boston Edition of the Declaration. we are absolutely thrilled to be in Americas "Cradle of Liberty" Faneuil Hall.

07/12/2018
06/24/2018
Edes & Gill has the best friends!  With a lot of help we MOVED IN to Faneuil Hall today.Looking forward to printing in t...
06/24/2018

Edes & Gill has the best friends! With a lot of help we MOVED IN to Faneuil Hall today.
Looking forward to printing in this amazing space come July 1st...hope to see everyone there soon.

Getting ready to move in at Faneuil Hall !
06/22/2018

Getting ready to move in at Faneuil Hall !

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