May 7, 2012

WOOD TYPE MUSEUM DAMAGED BY FLOODING

Water from flooding at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum has been cleaned up, but the extent of the damage still isn’t clear. Museum Director Jim Moran said hundreds of gallons of water was removed after Thursday’s rains and between 500 and 1,000 pieces of wood type were damaged, along with a couple of presses and displays.

He said the museum will have to wait until many of the pieces dry to determine whether or not they’re still usable. The museum was closed Thursday while six people worked to remove the water that leaked through the second and third stories…

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