Type Museum in the US ?

Reading a recent posting about the type museum in the UK, I was wondering if we had a museum somewhere in the US.


Can anyone shed some light.

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There is the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Wisconsin.


M & H in San Francisco offers tours, but they are, in fact, a working type foundry. www.arionpress.com/mandh/foundry.htm

We are currently in process of setting up a working museum/type foundry here in Portland — you can follow our progress here: www.ccsterntype.org. There are also a few printing museums scattered around the country — one of the larger ones is here: www.printmuseum.org

Lorene, Jeff, thanks for the pointers.

Go to Hamilton. It’s amazing.

Yes, those are amazing. The Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA is also quite impressive and I heard that there is a really nice one in Houston, TX. I am involved with Printers’ Hall in Mt. Pleasant, IA and my friend Paul Aken has the terrific Platen Press Museum in Zion, IL.

For those interested in this subject, simply click on the Yellow Pages on this site and then click on Museums/exhibits for a very substantial listing. Of course a lot of the interest in a particular location would probably depend on what part of the country you are presently in. I do note that the museum in Houston doesn’t seem to be listed so I’ll try and get that rectified.


Oooops! The Museum in Houston is listed on the site. It is towards the end of the list, so it was an early entry. They are not listed in any order other than when received. The newest entries appear first.


Rick and others - It may be a bit obscure, but there are several ways to sort the Printer’s Yellow Pages. If you click on any of the categories in the left column, all the listings in the category do appear in the order they were received. However, if you look under the category heading at the top of the page, you will see in gray, “Sort by” followed by “date (newest additions).” To the right, in green, you will see “name (alphabetical).” Click on that link and the list will be in alphabetical order.

At the bottom of each page there are additional search options; by countries, and states & provinces. You can also limit your search to the specific category of interest, so if you are going on a trip, you can select specific countries or states, and search within the printing category(s).

The Yellow Pages are far from complete. Feel free to submit a listing with whatever information you have and we will review and complete it or contact the owner. A link to this form is also found at the bottom of the first page of the Printer's Yellow Pages. Your help will be appreciated by all.

Thanks for the info Elizabeth. That should make it even easier for someone to find museums/exhibits within their geographical reach.


On History Detectives they visited Grand Island, Nebraska and did part of their story from the Platt Valley Independant
Newspaper which is part of the Stuhr Museum. I don’t know how much type they would have but it looks like it would be a fun visit!