For those who may be curious about what the day to day life of Durham Press is like, it is important to first establish exactly where Durham Press is. The Press is based in a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, an hour and a half west of New York City. According to the 2000 census, Durham Township has a population of 1,313 and is just over 9 square miles in area.
The Press can sometimes feel like a local meeting place, as neighbors stop by to chat or visitors who went to school here come through to see how the building has changed. Our most frequent visitor is our neighbor Peanut (pictured below), a local farmer who owns a great deal of the land behind the schoolhouse building. He often stops by to bring the staff bread that his wife has made and to check out the crazy things that the artists are making down at Durham Press.
Kathleen Connally, a local photographer and friend of Durham Press, has created an award-winning photoblog called A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania, where she documents the beautiful area surrounding Durham. It is is definitely the best place to go to see exactly what the view is like out our back window.