Hatch Show Print To Get New Home
October 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM (PT)
NASHVILLE’S famous letterpress print shop, HATCH SHOW PRINT, which is owned and operated by the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, will be moving from its current spot at 316 Broadway in NASHVILLE, TN, to a new space in the newly renovated HALL OF FAME. The move will take place in late 2013.
“HATCH SHOW PRINT’s move to our expanding museum campus is the logical next step in our decades-long effort to preserve the shop,” said Museum Director KYLE YOUNG. “HATCH, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest letterpress print shops in the U.S., and is synonymous with Southern entertainment, particularly early Country music stars. It is entirely fitting that the shop, with its venerable history and invaluable collection of carved wood blocks, will reside permanently at the museum. For more than 20 years, the museum has labored to safeguard HATCH its legacy, and this is the culmination of that work. The shop has changed locations seven times over its 133-year history; now it will have a ‘forever’ home," continued YOUNG.
For more on the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.