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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  • I have worked around rubber and metal type for about 30 years, did some volunteer work in old historic print shop that use lead, glass, and stone type but I never worked with wood, it is interesting.....  more »
  • I agree with other reviewers that this is a fascinating place to visit. The volunteers were all so friendly and eager to show us around and give demonstrations. The self-guided tour is very...  more »
  • What a surprise treasure! Fascinating history of not only wood type printing but others such as lino type. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Many old and new prints to see, some to purchase. Truly a living active museum; a wonderful archive of this graphic art form and its tools.
  • One of our favorite parts of Two Rivers, always inspiring. Can't wait to come back for a class!

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