Atlanta, OH (USA TODAY) — The Camas papermaking museum was born.
It’s located in the heart of downtown Atlantans city center.
The museum was opened in 2016 by the nonprofit organization CAMAS and is run by the family of former owner, former Camas assistant John Camas.
The family has been involved in the museum for the past 40 years.
They started the museum in 1968 after retiring from a career in film production.
John and the Camas family opened the museum as a place where the people of the community could learn about the history and heritage of the papermaking industry.
We have a lot of history, and it’s important that we do our best to preserve it for future generations.
“I’ve been a professional art collector my entire life.
I was fascinated with all aspects of art.
I began collecting paper, then I started collecting books, then books started collecting paper,” John said.
“And I’ve always had an interest in making books and I have always been interested in learning about different forms of writing.
I’m a huge fan of John’s and the work he’s done.
So we wanted to create a place for people to learn about these other forms of craft.”
The museum is a great opportunity for students, as well as adults, to learn and engage with the craft, which is a fun way to learn new skills.
In addition to the museum, CAMAS also hosts classes and workshops, and offers a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to come learn about papermaking.
The Camases family is now the owner of the museum.
The business has grown rapidly in recent years.
The first year, the museum only handled a few dozen books and memorabilia.
The new owners decided to expand the museum and hire a team of craftsmen to help.
“Our goal was to create something that would make a lasting impression on people.
And we were able to do that by offering classes for adults and children.
We also started an online classes platform for people who have a passion for learning,” said Lisa Bowers, CAMASE’s executive director.
“Through our online classes, we have been able to build a network of more than 50,000 people and reach people from all walks of life.
We are proud of the way we have done it.
We’ve created an incredibly strong and dedicated network of individuals who are engaged in the craft.
And our customers are passionate about what we do.”
The new owner of Camas has been a lifelong papermaker, and his passion for making paper was a big reason he chose to open the museum at a time when people were looking for more educational opportunities for their children.
“Camas is a wonderful company, and we are so excited to have the opportunity to partner with them on this museum.
We’re so thankful to John and his family for their time and effort in building this wonderful institution that we hope will be a wonderful educational and community experience for people,” Bowers said.
The CAMAS museum has been opened with support from the Ohio Department of Education and the state of Ohio.
The Ohio Department has awarded the museum a $10,000 grant to help pay for renovations.
“The Ohio Department was able to help with the expansion of our museum and provide the support to help build this museum, which now has over 150,000 square feet and has an incredible collection of papers and artifacts,” Bows said.
A $3 million gift from the State of Ohio was also provided to help expand the project.
In 2018, CAMASH partnered with the Ohio Board of Education to expand and improve the museum to include more classroom space.
“CAMAS is proud to be a part of the University of Akron’s public university system.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, as a member of the CUNY Community Development Program, is also proud to support CAMAS’ vision of bringing history to life through education and research,” said University of Birmingham Chancellor Mary L. Weaver.
“We hope that our support will continue to allow us to continue to create and promote history through education, and our commitment to provide educational opportunities that enrich the lives of people of color and underserved communities.”
For more information, visit camas.org.