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The Main Street Free Press Museum

The Main Street Free Press Museum

* North Main Street, Fredericktown 43019

(917) 693-7664
(212) 253-4083
[email protected]

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The Main Street Free Press Museum in Fredericktown, Ohio, was founded in 2000 by Rarick W. Long, publisher of the village's weekly newspaper for 35 years, and by his sons and daughter, John C. Long, Harlan B. Long, and Rebecca Leakey.  A year or two before his death in 2001, Rarick Long began expressing his desire that the historic building and his letterpress printing equipment, much of it more than a century old, be preserved for the benefit of the public.  With the help of volunteers from the Fredericktown community, the Long family transformed the former Knox County Citizen office and print shop into the Main Street Free Press Museum.