Louis Crandall, founder of the Museum
Some time ago Louis Crandall made a decision which changed his life and benefited the lives of the people of Provo and Utah County. He turned his successful advertizing business into what has become known as the Crandall Historical Printing Museum. He had been collecting old printing press items over the years but had done nothing with them until his wife suggested he open a printing museum. That simple suggestion has grown into one of the world’s most authentic printing museums. Crandall’s vision for the museum was to make things as close to what they were historically as possible. With the help from friends and volunteers and dedicated work and tireless energy exemplified by Crandall, the museum has made the impossible a reality.
If a visitor is fortunate, he or she will be greeted to the museum by Crandall with his hand welcomingly extended accompanied with a warm smile. He is a trained printer and graphic artist and the printer’s ink runs in his veins. The depth of Crandall’s knowledge is always eagerly shared with stories and facts which add to the museum’s basic presentation.
Dann Hone, Chairman of the Board
Organizational and administrative skills qualify Dann Hone as the chief officer of the Crandall Historical Printing Museum. Hone is a “get it done” type of guy whose previous projects before becoming involved with the museum include the creation of the Jerusalem Center for Brigham Young University, Travel Studies for Brigham Young University as well as an university course designer and faculty member at the Y. in ancient languages and Near Eastern studies.
Hone does double duty when it turns in his business suit for his colonial blue 18th century costume becoming Ben Franklin, printer, inventor, ambassador and spokesman for the museum. Hone’s involvement at all levels shows the quality of commitment the administrators have and their willingness to see the museum succeed.
Jak Lundquist, Developer for the Mobile Exhibit
Jak Lundquist comes to the Crandall Historical Printing Museum with an extensive background in the audiovisual arts, theatre, video, audio and multimedia production. He has won national and regional awards for projects in which he has been involved. It has been Lundquist’s responsibility to assist in the development of special projects for the Museum. Prior to working on the Mobile Exhibit Lundquist was involved in the museum’s 300th anniversary celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, Colonial Days in developing the Mayflower Exhibit, the Printers Hall of Fame Banquet and currently in the development, curriculum, construction and operation of the Mobile Exhibit