"Hamilton Stories: An Oral History" is a six-event speaker series to celebrate and share the occupational heritage and process of making wood type, which was so important to the area. This is the final event in this series. The Hamilton Manufacturing Company started in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1880 and grew to become the largest manufacturer of wood type in the United States. The factory established a culture of quality, pride, and innovation in the company that affected the community for many years to come, both as a large employer for area residents as well as a lasting legacy for the area. This series will record and preserve the recollections of some of the original Hamilton employees who worked in the type cutting area at the Hamilton factory. After the talk you can print a commemorative poster to keep! If you come to every event you'll have a whole collection that tells the process of making wood type.
Join us for a fun afternoon of living history. At this event you can:
- Listen to an interview with Bill Ahearn as he discusses machine repair
- Print your own commemorative letterpress poster
- Share your Hamilton stories on our “Story Wall"
For more information about this project visit the site page.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.