Hatch Show Print Tour

Hatch Show Print Tour
222 Fifth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203
1-800-987-9852  
Detail Tour last approximately 45 minutes
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Gift Shop On-site
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On this historical tour, visit the home of legendary Hatch Show Prints, a distinctive part of Americana for more than 135 years! The Hatch family business, an art craft of letterpress printmaking has been a piece of Nashville since 1879.  One of the very first print jobs the produced was a handbill for Reverend Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe) and from that first print struck they had achieved a look that would become American history.

About Hatch Print


This family-created and owned print shop started in 1875 when William Hatch moved his family to Music City. Letterpress printing was in their blood, with the two sons grew up honing the craft and learning the trade. The sons, Herbert and Charles, created their first print shop where they went on to create everything from announcements for Reverend Henry Ward Beecher to vaudeville acts to local shoe shine shops. This print shop revolutionized techniques and is a landmark for artists, journalists, and historians alike. Of course, the printmaking also influenced the rise of country music in Nashville having created the posters for artists such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith. 

Hatch created posters for circuses, vaudeville acts, minstrel shows, you name it. Hatch posters were found plastered across buildings in the city and barns in the country.  From 1925 to 1992 the distinctive artwork posters were created at their location just behind the Ryman Auditorium. Today they still produce about 600 posters yearly, and visitors can visit the production shop to see them rolling off the press.
 

About the Hatch Show Print Tour


On this awesome tour, you'll learn about the history of Hatch and see some of the old, original posters in the Gallery. The tour concludes in the Hatch Show Print Space for Design, where guests watch demonstrations, get some hands-on experience and create a keepsake print! It is a truly immersive experience that combines hands-on fun with the interesting and colorful history of the Hatch Show Print legacy. 
 
Whether you are interested in the art or the history of Hatch Print, this Hatch Show Print Tour is a unique way to explore printmaking. See the original colorful posters and get a hands-on printing experience during this fun and informative endeavor. 
Frequently Asked Questions for Hatch Show Print Tour :
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Hatch Show Print Tour ?
    Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop.
  • Is Hatch Show Print Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is Hatch Show Print Tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
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