Illinois State Senator Laura Murphy, joined Rex Parker in celebrating the 115th anniversary of the Village Press.“It is always a pleasure to celebrate our community’s successes and rich history,” Murphy said.
Senator Murphy secured Senate Recognition for the 115th anniversary of the Village Press at the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois. In part, it reads that the Senate... “Though the Village Press called Park Ridge home for only a short time, it went on to win acclaim at the 1904 World Exhibition. The memory of the Village Press lives on through its publications and the designs of its founder, Frederic Goudy.”
The Village Press was established in Park Ridge in 1903 by Frederic W. Goudy and was modeled on the ideals of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. The McLean County Museum, located in Goudy’s hometown of Bloomington, Illinois honored Goudy’s work and the anniversary of the Village Press with an exhibit titled “Frederic Goudy: Titan of Type” fall, 2018.