Imagine setting type for a weekly newspaper by hand, carefully placing each tiny letter in a composing stick backwards. In the Nauvoo Print Shop, you can see a period printing press and learn about the time-consuming labors necessary to print documents in the 1840s. Learn about the origin of common phrases like "ding bat" and "mind your p's and q's."
Two newspapers were printed here in the 1840s: the Nauvoo Neighbor, a weekly community newspaper; and Times and Seasons, an official LDS Church publication containing counsel from Church leaders and letters from traveling missionaries. The shop also printed custom documents, such as handbills (advertisements) and flyers, etc.