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Making "forbidden" Paper like in the Year of 1724
Presentation + hands-on demonstration of paper making as it might have been in the Jesuit Misiones in South America in 1724
The first paper mill and printing press in the Americas were in Spanish occupied Mexico, 1570, more than 100 years before Rittenhouse near Philadelphia. Making most kinds of paper was soon illegal, and printing tightly controlled.
Did Guarani Nation Americans and Jesuit priests make “forbidden” paper in the Misiones in South America, 300 years ago? We know that they did print books, and many things to bring the best side of civilization and education to those that the government saw merely asView more
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Presentation about 30 minutes, then demo where participants get to make a sheet of a replica of “1724 paper” to take home
2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757