Enquirer Extravaganza Letterpress Workshop: August 12

Friday, August 12 9am - 4 pm CST

Print with unique pieces of history at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in this on-site, one-day workshop.

Step right up! Make plans to join us for a fun day of printing with blocks from the "Enquirer Collection" at the museum. These blocks are unique and not often available for public use.

The Enquirer Collection at the museum contains nearly 500 rare circus, fair and carnival posters, plus approximately 1,500 hand-carved printing plates; more than 5,000 pieces of large wood type; and related correspondence. The Anderson family of Cincinnati founded Enquirer Printing in 1895 and continuously has archived the extensive collection. In the early 1950s it was the only show printer in the Midwest. In 2015 the museum acquired this collection and is working to continue this long legacy.


Date & Time:
Friday, August 12, 2022, 9am – 4pm Central

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Workshop Cost:
$125 Total

Stephanie Carpenter

Experience Level:
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.

In this one-day workshop you will become familiarized with type composition, inking methods, and printing. If you're curious about letterpress printing this is a great way to get started.


Everyone breaks for lunch at the same time. Options include purchasing a lunch for $15, bringing your own lunch (a refrigerator is available), or choosing a local restaurant. Clean-up begins at 3 pm and the day finishes up at 4 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used, participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older.

The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $60 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are acceptable.

If you have any questions please e-mail us at info@woodtype.org or call 920-794-6272.

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