Hamilton Volunteer Move Event

Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 midnight-midnight

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 more help we get, the sooner we re-open the doors.

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.

Date: 10/5/2013 - 10/6/2013
9 am - 5 pm
1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI

This team of volunteers will be setting up shelves, unpacking cabinets of type, and 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 and coffee will be provided all day and lunch will be provided. 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 info@woodtype.org.

Housing Options Near the Museum:

Lighthouse Inn

Motel within walking distance in Two Rivers


1515 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Local: 920-793-4524

Office: 888-228-6416

($74 rate (+tax) if you inform them you are coming to volunteer at the museum (one person occupancy)*)

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

($79 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

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 inquiry, these prices may change at anytime.

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