Letterpress Workshops

There are a lot of ways to experience the museum. A hands-on letterpress workshop using vintage wood type is an unforgettable adventure for any participant. We start the day with a demonstration on typesetting,¬†inking methods, and how to use a Showcard Press. Each participant in our workshops gets to use their own press all day, so everyone leaves with prints... Read More »

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Watch the Rules an Exhibition by Jim Sherraden

This exhibit presents for the first time paper quilts created from the Hamilton border archive and features cut paper imagery from Hamilton's Globe collection. To purchase one of the prints on display in the gallery visit our online store. Jim Sherraden has been an active and popular printmaker since 1980 and his work is collected by individuals and institutions worldwide.... Read More »

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Ink & Drink Workshops

Ever since we started doing monthly Ink & Drink Workshops this past year, every¬† one has brought out a crowd eager to raise their glasses to a newfound ability in letterpress printing. The premise is simple - those in the class bring drinks of their choice, alcoholic or not, to sip during a whirlwind three hour workshop.The evening starts with... Read More »

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2018 Open House and New Impressions Reception

Saturday, June 16th was a busy and bustling day for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Visitors from all over flocked to the museum to see all it has to offer. It was an opportunity for those of all ages and backgrounds to learn not only about the history of wood type and Hamilton, but to experience printing and... Read More »

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An Illuminating Workshop and Exhibit with Bill Moran

In support of the current exhibit up on display, Initial Impressions- Renaissance Capitals from the Maywald Collection at the University of Minnesota, Bill Moran ran a workshop Saturday, July 7th where students were given the opportunity to create their own ornamented letterforms. This exhibition of rare Renaissance initial capitals will be on display until September 30, 2018. Using brayers, stencils,... Read More »

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