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“More than wood type face”

Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Two Rivers
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This museum does not lead you through by the hand, but rather is a large collection of wood type face, historic printing equipment, and products manufactured by Hamilton Company over the decades laid out for you to enjoy. Photography is not only allowed but encouraged. It's a much larger museum than I expected and I want to go back when they are printing now.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

this museum features the biggest collection of the wood-type in the world. Printers, graphic designers and other history buffs come here from all over the world. Wood-type printing is a dying art and this is quite a place to visit. The staff are very friendly and patient and the museum entry fee is rather inexpensive. If you are passing through this part of the world, stop by and check it out. During the visit make sure you visit the museum-shop that features some really cool wood-type prints that are quite unique.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I took one of their day long workshops, and fell in love with the museum, staff and letterpress. The drawers upon drawers of wood type blocks were a design geek's dream :) I loved it. Can't wait to make it back.

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

What a cool place! This museum is a history lesson on multiple levels and opportunity to see American ingenuity and pride under one roof. There are the thousands of wood letter blocks, the machinery, the museum pieces of all that Hamilton company once produced, and if you plan it right or get lucky (like we did) someone might just show you how the machines work and how the letters are made. During our visit there was also a gallery show of posters from a printing press in Missouri. Additionally there are beautiful posters and t-shrits- all made with wood type- for sale.
A must see if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 30 September 2012

We finally stopped into this little museum, across the street from the Washington House that we visit every summer. The director gave us an excellent tour of the museum and we learned much more than we would have on our own and appreciated it all the more. He pointed out that they hold seminars and recently they had the person who designed the graphics for the Bejing Olympics next to I forget who else ... International folks. We also learned that Hamilton's used to make medical furniture. Interesting to see them and notice how narrow the furniture was .. needed to fit into the little offices like you see across the street at the Washington House. It all fits together ;-)

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