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Collections Highlight: The Washington Press

Invented in 1821 by New York printer Samuel Rust, the Washington Press was the most popular US press of its time. By 1829, the Washington Press featured hollow cast iron columns which enclosed iron rods.   Rust, along with his partner Turney, manufactured the earliest models of the Washington Press. The model in Hamilton’s collection was created in the 1890s... Read More »

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Amalgamated Printers Association Brings Printers From Across the Country to Two Rivers

What a weekend! We had four days of friends, old and new, bringing the museum to life with workshops, type talk and a swaping bonanza. Thank you APA for hanging out with us, please come back and visit soon! A special thanks to all our workshop presenters, who filled our spaces with wonderful hands-on experiences: Raychel Steinbach [#926], Georgie Liesch,... Read More »

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Hamilton Participates in SGCInternational Printmaking Conference

Hamilton had a fantastic couple of days at the SGCInternational conference in Madison, Wisconsin in mid-march. Museum staff, Jim Moran and Stephanie Carpenter, and Museum Volunteers, Lily Johnson and Liz Geoffrey, hosted two inky events, a demonstration in the Type Shop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a pop-up at the Art Lofts. The demonstration showcased two Hamilton Wood Type... Read More »

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Do You Have an Item to Donate to the Museum?

Many of the finest pieces in the Hamilton Museum have come through the generosity of gracious people who have preserved items in hopes they will be valued. While we do accept some donations, space and quantity cause us to be selective.To begin, the Museum staff must research possible donations to determine what it is, whether the Museum already has such... Read More »

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Meet a Volunteer: Shann Stephani

Name: Shann Stephani   The day I knew I wanted to become a Hamilton volunteer: July 10, 2011. I visited the museum for the first time, took a self-guided tour, met Bill Moran and learned about the Target collaboration. I visited a few more times and took two workshops and I was hooked. I waited until my job schedule allowed me... Read More »

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