Join the team! This is your chance to help re-open the new Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. If you would like to help us unpack in our new location, at 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI, 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 unpacks and sets up in our new location. The museum will be closed through July of 2013, so there are many dates available that you can help. The more help we get, the sooner we re-open the doors. We will constantly be updating the calendar, so if you must miss this event please feel free to sign up for another.
We are looking to get a hearty team of volunteers each weekend, so bring your friends. We had some wonderful helpers while we packed up the entire collection, and now the type, presses, and printed pieces need to find their home in the new museum location. Our new space will be very good for the future of the museum, since it doubles the amount of space the museum occupies, which means more of the collection will be on display, dedicated residency studios, and a classroom and library. This is one more way to ensure that Two River's, printing, and design history will be preserved and you can be a part of it.
9 am - 5 pm
1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI
This team of volunteers will be setting up shelves, unpacking cabinets of type, or organizing specific areas within the new location. 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. However 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 unpacking 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. Please wear layers and be sure to wear sturdy shoes as we will be working on concrete floors all day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Options Near the Museum:
â€¨Motel within walking distance in Two Riversâ€¨
1515 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers, WI 54241
($74 rate (+tax) if you inform them you are coming to volunteer at the museum (one person occupancy)*
Village Inn on the Lakeâ€¨
Motel and RV site by the lake â€¨
3310 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers, WI 54241â€¨
For Reservations: 1-800-551-4795â€¨
For General Information: 1-920-794-8818
â€¨($79 rate if you inform them you are coming to volunteer at the museum*)
Red Forest Bed and Breakfastâ€¨
Bed and Breakfast
1421 25th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
Cool City Motelâ€¨
Motel near Two Riversâ€¨
3009 Lincoln Ave, Two Rivers, WI 54241â€¨
Local: 920-793-2244 â€¨Phone: 1-800-729-1520
One Plus Rental â€¨
Apartment rentals in Two Rivers/Manitowoc
â€¨http://www.1plusrentals.com/manitowoc-wi-short-term-rentals.htmlâ€¨2316 Forest Avenue Two Rivers, WI 54241 â€¨
Holiday Inn, Manitowoc
â€¨Hotel 25 minute drive from Two Riversâ€¨
4601 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220
â€¨Hotel Front Desk: 920-682.6000
Best Western, Manitowocâ€¨
Hotel 10 minute drive from Two Rivers
101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220â€¨
â€¨Toll Free Reservations: 800-780-7234
*Nightly rate at date of inquiry, these prices may change at anytime.