Meet a Volunteer: Darlene Guehlstorf

The museum is known and loved worldwide for its fabulous collections, hands-on studios and workshops, exceptional events, and stunning printmaking. But the day to day running of the museum - the giving of tours, manning of the front desk, housekeeping, and other mundane but necessary tasks– could not happen without a group of dedicated volunteers. This post is the first... Read More »

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Drawing a Machine

Recently, I spent most of a week at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum drawing a machine. An industrial manufacturing machine with a cast iron body and pair of heavy machined flywheels. When it was in active use in the Hamilton Manufacturing Co. factory, it was motivated by means of an overhead driveshaft, a leather belt, and a wooden three-speed... Read More »

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In the Woodshop: The Training has Begun

Recently, Mardell Doubek – one of the last pantograph operators from the original Hamilton wood shop – in conjunction with the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board to participate in the Folk Arts Apprenticeship program. The purpose of the program is to help prevent native crafts from dying out by providing... Read More »

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The Museum hosts the APA Wayzgoose

The Amalgamated Printers’ Association will be holding their annual Wayzgoose at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum this year the weekend of June 19-21st, 2014 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The APA consists of both professional and amateur letterpress printers, whose emphasis is on the exchange of members’ letterpress printing and information on sources of equipment and better printing practices.... Read More »

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Aaron Draplin to speak at our 1st Annual Shareholder's Meeting

Hamilton Wood Type is proud to announce that designer Aaron Draplin will be featured as our keynote speaker for our 1st annual Shareholder's Meeting. On Saturday July 19 the museum will be open for hands-on printing sessions, hobnobbing with your fellow shareholders and Aaron's talk at 5pm. You must be a Charter Member to attend this event and you can... Read More »

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