Hamilton Volunteer Move Event

Saturday Feb. 16, 2013 All Day

This volunteer event has been filled, please check our other available dates on the calendar. Thanks for your support!

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. The museum will most likely be closed through July of 2013, so there are many dates available that you can help.  We will constantly be updating the calendar, so if you must miss this event please feel free to sign up for another. 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. 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.

02/16/2012 - 02/17/2012
9 am - 5 pm

Team Leader:
Tracy Honn

Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press will be the leader of this team of volunteers who will be packing cases of type onto pallets, dismantling displays in the museum, and performing general packing and prep work. 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 in the registration notes if you will only be joining us for one of the two days. Below we have provided some of the local housing options.

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. You can download that document here to view it before you choose to volunteer. 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.

Please register below so we have your contact information. There will only be so many people to a team, so you must register to be part of the volunteer team. There is no cost for this event, it is a volunteer role. We cannot allow minors to volunteer due to insurance liabilities. We will contact you if anything changes for this event. Thank you for your support! If you have any questions please e-mail the museum at info@woodtype.org.

Housing Options Near the Museum:

Lighthouse Inn
Motel within walking distance in Two Rivers
1515 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers, WI 54241
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Local: 920-793-4524
Office: 888-228-6416
($67 rate if you inform them you are coming to volunteer at the museum*)

Village Inn on the Lake
Motel and RV site by the lake
3310 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers, WI 54241
For Reservations: 1-800-551-4795
For General Information: 1-920-794-8818
($69 rate if you inform them you are coming to volunteer at the museum*)

Red Forest Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
1421 25th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
Local: 920-793-1794
Phone: 888-250-2272
($75 rate with continental breakfast if you inform them you are coming to volunteer at the museum*)

Cool City Motel
Motel near Two Rivers

3009 Lincoln Ave, Two Rivers, WI  54241

Local: 920-793-2244 

Phone: 1-800-729-1520

One Plus Rental
Apartment rentals in Two Rivers/Manitowoc
2316 Forest Avenue Two Rivers, WI 54241
Toll Free:(866)-844-0731
Office: 262-657-8068

Holiday Inn, Manitowoc
Hotel 25 minute drive from Two Rivers
4601 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Hotel Front Desk: 920-682.6000

Best Western, Manitowoc
Hotel 10 minute drive from Two Rivers
101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: 920-682-7000
Toll Free Reservations: 800-780-7234

*Nightly rate at date of call, these prices may change at anytime.

This volunteer event has been filled, please check our other available dates on the calendar. Thanks for your support!

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