W.A.E.A. visits Hamilton

Our friends from the Wisconsin Arts Educators Association paid us a visit in October 2019 as part of their annual conference. They spent two days making prints, sharing ideas and showing off their handiwork in the museum's space. Here's a guest blog post from Tiffany Beltz, former president of WAEA: As an art educator in Wisconsin, I treasure local, interesting... Read More »

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20th Anniversary and Open House Celebration

Saturday, May 25th was a fun day at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum as we celebrated our 20th anniversary. Over 200 visitors joined us at the museum to learn about the history of wood type and Hamilton and to experience printing and wood type cutting demonstrations. There were mini-tours by our knowledgeable volunteers, along with presentations of how... Read More »

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Hamilton Open House Photo Booth

We had a great time on Saturday, May 25th at our open house! Here are the photos from our photo booth. A big thanks to Benjamin Jordan for being the photographer. Read More »

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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,┬áinking 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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