The Wood Engraving Museum is taking shape at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum: Jim Horton’s generous donation of materials, labor, vision and artifacts for the Wood Engraving Museum are a real inspiration! We are so excited about this collaboration with Hamilton!
The first-floor Wood Engraving Museum will be ready for use and display for WEN’s Annual Conference at Hamilton Monday, July 29 to Saturday August 3, 2019 — more information and registration is here: https://woodengravers.org/2019-annual-summer-conference/
Jim Horton, Joanne, and Tony went to Hamilton April 12–15, 2019 to begin construction of the Wood Engraving Museum.
The next step after framing, paneling, door and window installation was for Tony to return May 18, 2019 to trim up the windows, doors, crown and base of our classy space. Tony also finished cutting and installing the other half of the work table inside!
The curtain-covered stairwell seen to the left of our Wood Engraving Museum room (as seen in the featured photo) go upstairs to our second floor space — as yet to be built out. That will be for another year.
Success is from many hands and minds, including: Jim Horton (donations, construction funding, labor, design input, and inspiration!) Tony Drehfal (Foreman, quality control, labor, finishing, logistics), Joanne Price (organizer, labor, design suggestions, logistics), Tootsie Sommers (Hamilton support), Stephanie Carpenter (Hamilton support), Jim Moran (Hamilton Director and supporter), Josh Capistrant (design suggestions), WEN’s Board of Directors (lodging funds + support), and Sophia Schwartz (sign maker + Horton student) — Thank you all!