What's Here:

A complete working print shop, with some of the artifacts dating back as far as 1880.  This was the equipment used by the legendary William Chalfant, whose father founded the Inyo Independent newspapaper in 1870. The Independent was the predecessor to the Inyo Register, which is still published to this day. For many decades, the Chalfant Press was a major publisher based in the Eastern Sierra, and printed a number of books, including The Story of Inyo in 1922, and many other local histories.


Norman Weller was one of the original members and supporters of the Laws Museum.  In addition to funding the construction of the storage building behind the main office, he donated this building which was unfinished at the time.  It was moved to Laws from Round Valley.