"ON THE GROOVE": PRINTING AT THE PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFT

To be asked to teach at the Penland School of Craft is quite an honor. The school, nested in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is away from everything. To suggest it is rustic, is a stretch. The studios are all set up with excellent equipment and the teachers I met there all confirmed that feeling.   My co-instructor... Read More »

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Documenting Company and Community Life: The Hamiltonian Magazine

The Hamiltonian was a quarterly magazine produced by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The collection at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum contains issues of The Hamiltonian dating back to 1944, with December 1944 being the earliest issue in the museum's collection.   The December 1944 issue lists the names of service men (former company  employees) missing or killed in action. This... Read More »

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Visiting Artists Exhibition: Cultural Community Engagement

Visiting Artists Exhibit: Cultural Community EngagementGranted by the Wisconsin Humanities Council On Display: August 7–October 6, 2022In-person Reception and Live Instagram Streaming: September 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm CDTZoom Discussions With the Artists: Viewable on our YouTube channel  Hamilton is a working museum and printing with the collection is part of how we preserve and learn about our artifacts. Hamilton’s historic Enquirer... Read More »

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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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