Last summer we visited Hatch Show Print in their Broadway store. It has since relocated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The space is larger and new, but the vintage charm is still alive with the same wall of wooden block letters that defined the Broadway location. The tour begins in the print shop, where the guides explain the history and the production process. You can't walk around the production area, but there is still plenty to see from presses to posters. The second half of the tour is in the classroom. The room is lined with walls of Hatch Show prints, making it a visual feast. We learned more details about the printing process in the classroom, and saw examples of vintage and new posters. At the end, everyone had the opportunity to press their own keepsake poster from a preset design.
The retail store has a wide selection of prints for sale, as well as cards, t-shirts, and other souvenirs. The Hatch Show Print gallery in the same wing is also worth a stop. When I initially found out that Hatch Show Print had moved from its Broadway location, I was disappointed. The new Hall of Fame location allows visitors more opportunities to appreciate the history and artistry behind the prints.
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