Friday, March 17th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:30 PM at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Western Currency Facility, 9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility produces over half of the nation’s paper currency. Come see billions of dollars as you take the free self-guided tour on the elevated walkway above the production floor and learn about the history of United States paper currency. Watch a short film in the theater about currency production, and visit the the gift shop for souvenirs. BEP hosts its employee craftsmanship demonstrations three times each year. Witness Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench, Create your own currency, See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press, Learn about plate making for offset printing presses, See damaged notes reconstructed piece-by-piece, Learn how Intaglio printing plates are “grown” in a nickel solution. This event is going to be both educational, and a ton of fun!