Supporting the Art and History of Letterpress Printing

Movable type and printing by hand helps us tell the stories of our country’s past, present and future. Your support of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum allows us to keep this craft alive by sharing it with our visitors.

The Hamilton Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts and educational organization. Donations to the museum are tax deductible. We rely on the involvement and generosity of individual contributors combined with grants from foundations and government agencies to fund our educational initiatives, public programs and exhibitions.

By becoming a member or volunteer, or providing a financial gift of support, you are helping us achieve our mission. Thank you for making a difference.

Where will my money go?

Your donations will be used for the following:
Improvements to our building
Purchase of shelving and storage containers
Purchase of materials to protect and store our archives
Cleaning and lighting in the museum
Sorting and cataloging the collection

In lieu of a monetary donation you can check out our wish list here.

Planned Giving

If you would like to make a lasting impact on the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, and future generations of printers, a gift made in your estate plan could be the perfect option for you. This type of charitable gift arrangement allows you to make a gift now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself and your loved ones.

Contact Jim Moran at 920-794-6272 for more information.

Corporate & Foundation Gifts

Hamilton has a strong tradition of working closely with corporations and foundations. We have long benefited from their philanthropic generosity and welcomed their collaboration in program development and outreach.

If you are a corporate or foundation representative and would like more information about matching your priorities and interests with opportunities and resources at Hamilton, please call Jim Moran at 920-794-6272.

Donations to the Collections

We welcome donations to our collections of type, cuts, type production and printing equipment, and would love to discuss it with you! Please call Jim Moran at the museum, 920-794-6272, to discuss a possible donation.

Material Donations

We run workshops throughout the year, and welcome donations of usable ink and sizable quantities of paper for our students, visiting scholars who need to make proofs, and other museum projects. Please contact Jim before you arrive with a truck load of ink or paper so we can ensure that it's easily taken off your hands: 920-794-6272.

The museum is owned and operated by the Two Rivers Historical Society, which is a 501c3. Donations to the museum are tax deductible.