Good News For Hamilton Wood Type
It looks like the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum has found a new home in Two Rivers, WI. Thanks to local supporters and generous donations from designers and printing lovers, they’ve raised more than $200,000. They still have a little way to go to cover all their costs. You can donate here or sign up to help with the move.
Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum announces its intention to buy the former Formrite Tube Co. building. The facility is located at the entrance to the Business District overlooking Lake Michigan at 1816 10 St. in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Property owner, Dave Wage, signed a purchase agreement on Jan. 9, 2013 to sell the 83,000-square-foot 1950s-era, industrial building and real estate for $400,000, contingent upon city approvals. Feb. 9, Two Rivers’ Plan Commission members, City Council representatives other city officials toured the vacant Formrite factory building.
Established and managed by the Two Rivers Historical Society, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum learned in late 2012 that it must vacate its current location at 1619 Jefferson St. by March 31, 2013. Since then, individuals, companies, clubs and associations have donated more than $200,000 toward moving costs. In addition, an anonymous donor has committed a matching grant of $150,000 toward the building’s purchase.