Help Hamilton Move

If you would like to help the museum pack and move to a new location please join us for one of our 'Move Events'. The museum is closed to the public for tours and general admittance, but you are welcome to join us as a volunteer as the museum goes forward with their move to a new location in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Check our calendar for the latest 'Move Event' dates. If you can't make any of the dates we currently have scheduled please check back, because we will constantly be updating the calendar. We have done such a wonderful job of raising money for the move because of our many supporters. This is just one more way to ensure that Two River's, printing, and design history will be preserved.

We will be having both weekend and weekday teams for packing, moving, and unpacking in the new location. Each 'Move Event' has a team leader and (hopefully) a hearty team of volunteers. Teams of volunteers will be doing varying tasks like packing type and patterns into boxes, packing cases of type onto pallets, dismantling the displays, and performing general packing and prep work. Once we are in the month of April and beyond those volunteer teams will be helping us unpack and set up the museum in our new location. The task for each 'Move Event' will be outlined on the specific event page. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the museum's history. You can help us move one of the premier wood type collections in the world. Your part would help us keep this collection safe and available for years to come.

If you want to join us as a volunteer for the move please expect to work an 8 hour day. We will start at 9 am with introductions and a more detailed description of the task and work until 5 pm with a one hour lunch break. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided all day.

Since we have a large project ahead of us it would be best if you could join us for two days in a row. We recognize that this isn't always an option for everyone, so please let us know. We have received some discount rates for volunteers from local places to stay and you can find those details on the event page.

We are packing up a 14 year-old museum with some very heavy, sometimes dusty, and mostly old materials. Because of this you must sign a waiver of liability to participate. We will provide safety materials, like dust masks and gloves. It is important to be prepared for dramatic temperature shifts, it may be really cold or really hot in the museum on the specific day you volunteer. Also, be sure to wear sturdy shoes as we will be working on concrete floors all day in an old factory.

You must register for a "Move Event" since there will only be so many people to a team. There is no cost for these events, it is a volunteer role. Thank you for your support! Join us in moving the museum! If you have any questions please e-mail the museum at info@woodtype.org.