The Field Historical Printing Museum was established in 1993 by Morris Field, who collected and preserved historical printing equipment and local historical material. Morris hoped to honor his brother, Louis Field, and their family contributions to Hominy & printing in general. Louis, worked at The Hominy News as a teenager. At age 23: he was injured in a car wreck resulting in his becoming a quadriplegic. He overcame incredible obstacles to later become the Editor and Publisher of The Hominy News, working from his bed for 21 years before passing in 1970.
After some 18 years of accumulating the collection, Morris passed in 2011, and his nephew Bill G. Starks began working with the Museum equipment, while also greatly expanding the archive collection.
One of the Museum’s three objective is the old-school production of a weekly newspaper using letterpress technology. The museum re-creates the contents and processes of a weekly newspaper while reflecting the typical environment including lighting, sounds, layout, and facilities representative of the 20th century. The other two focuses include Hominy History and the Field Family contributions to the area.
The museum is a way to become immersed in a part of America that is as central to its core as Benjamin Franklin! History is what we were and is the basis of what we become. Come see us this summer! The museum is Free to the general public and conveniently located on Main Street in Hominy, Oklahoma.
Join us during open hours from Noon to 3 pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month thru September.