On Saturday August 27th we celebrated the Silver Buckle Press collection. After more than four decades at UW-Madison, the Silver Buckle Press collection was relocated to the museum under a long-term agreement between Hamilton and the University of Wisconsin.
During the spring and summer of 2016 Tracy Honn, the retiring director of Silver Buckle Press, oversaw the organizing, packing, and relocation of Silver Buckle Press collections to Hamilton. Hamilton director Jim Moran, and museum staff, were responsible for the major move and transport of type and presses. Along with Tracy, our staff helped unpack and begin setting up the collection in the newly-designated and secure space at Hamilton. This process is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
In recognition of the work-in-progress and establishing Silver Buckle Press collections at Hamilton, during the months of July and August we displayed letterpress pieces that have been created there over the many years. On the 27th, friends from all over Wisconsin joined us for a fun and informative gallery reception. Tracy recounted the history of the press and spoke to the exciting future that is possible. She also showed visitors around the new space. Thank you to everyone that joined us at the event!