The next fundraising challenge

We've begun a new chapter in our fundraising called the Sustainer's Fund which will help us raise an additional $200,000 for the purchase of and improvements to our new building. A huge thanks goes to our corporate sponsors who've donated + $10,000 or more to our moving fund: Adobe Typekit, Appleton Coated Paper, Neenah Paper, Monotype, Hoefler & Frere-Jones and Mark Simonson Studio. PLEASE consider a donation today. If you're in the creative field let your employer know we need them as well. They can contact museum director Jim Moran at to learn more. You can download a donation form here or click below to give online.

We need your help!

Effective April 15, 2013 Hamilton Wood Type has vacated our home in the original Hamilton buildings dating back to our founding in 1880. We are currently assembling teams of volunteers to help us with the unpacking process and you can lend a hand. You can donate to help us defray the costs and sign up for one of our crews on the calendar page. We have raised nearly $250,000 to get 30,000 sq. feet of printing history packed up and ready for a new home at 1816 10th Street.

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

Where will my money go?

Moving Hamilton Wood Type began in November of 2012 and continue through 2013. Your donations will be used for the following:
Purchase and improvements to the new building
Staging and scheduling of the unpacking
Purchase of shelving
Purchase of storage containers
Purchase of materials to protect and store our archives
Hiring of equipment movers
Cleaning and lighting of new building
Sorting and cataloging after the move

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.

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

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.