The Journey Begins

The WRITING INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (WIM) opens!  We are all set up and looking forward to new friends and old coming to explore the history of writing instruments as shown through the rotating exhibits on display. Pens and Pencils don’t take up a lot of space so there’s a lot of history packed into a small space.  One could spend hours, or days delving into the stories behind each display. Visit  our extensive library of vintage pen material and historical advertisements as published in magazines of the day.

The WIM hours are by appointment only, so please contact us to arrange for your visit. Docent-led tours are available.  While many brands are represented, the current exhibit draws on an extensive WAHL-EVERSHARP collection for illustrative purposes.  In addition to the pens on display, you will get a taste of how pens and accessories were invented, made, illustrated, merchandized, advertised, and sold in the 19th and 20th centuries – a time when handwriting was almost the only non-verbal means of communication.

See and touch some of the beautiful and expressive instruments your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents grew up using.  “LOOK DON’T TOUCH” is not always the case at the WIM.  Some hands on writing experiences await the visitor as well. You will also be able to see some new, current-day writing instruments now enjoying a significant renaissance.  In short the WIM is a view of history as told by the culture and material surrounding handwriting and the tools that produced it. Y’all come!

HOURS: By Appointment. Use our Contact form or call.

Phone: 1-480-656-2033

4739 N Scottsdale Rd. #H101 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

HERES A LOOK AT OUR MUSEUM STOREFRONT: Looks can be deceiving.  There are literally hundreds of items to see.WIM STOREFRONT