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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1.5 million pieces of wood type; where did that come from?

By: Jim Moran Irving Silverman of Brooklyn, New York, was a copy editor from Knitting-wear News back in 1958. He had gone to his printer to check proofs on a job and while he waited in the pressroom, he saw a strange thing. The press operators were pulling drawers from cabinets and dumping hundreds of pieces of type into the... Read More »

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Hamilton Company: A Proud Legacy

By: Peter Crabbe I was "surgically" removing some drawers and cabinet doors in my house recently to make space for a dishwasher. It proved challenging as the modest-looking plywood cabinet boxes are solidly constructed, supported by oak bracing and mortice and tenon framing. I had experienced something similar when I removed a closet dividing wall about 18 months earlier and... Read More »

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