Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum, Two Rivers

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The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum was founded in 2000 and is located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, United States. The museum is run by the Two Rivers Historical Society. It is dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type used in letterpress printing. The museum is located in a factory building of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company founded in 1880 by J.E. Hamilton. The museum has a collection of over 1.5 million pieces in more than 1,000 styles of wood type. Also included are presses and vintage prints. The museum holds many workshops and conferences throughout the year and regularly welcomes groups of students from universities from across the United States.
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  • Very friendly service. A lot of historical wooden type machinery. Printing presses up the wazoo. Nice exhibit. Guide was knowledgeable. 
    Very friendly service. A lot of historical wooden type machinery. Printing presses up the wazoo. Nice exhibit. Guide was knowledgeable.  more »
  • Very nice woodshop. Plenty of cool machines to look at. Very old printing presses. Guide was knowledgeable. 
    Very nice woodshop. Plenty of cool machines to look at. Very old printing presses. Guide was knowledgeable.  more »
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  • This is a great place to check out if your into museums and love knowing about history and old things. Our tour guide was Dennis. He's a great guide and extremely knowledgeable. It was a lot of fun seeing all the machines used and learning the history of wood type printing. If your new to the area or just have never been here its worth checking out.
  • Went here with our Grandkids last weekend. What a fun and interesting place. Self guided tour, but the staff was available and eager to answer our questions. Kids had fun with scavenger hunts, as did we. Gift shop very nice. Worth the visit.

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