Ever wonder what goes into making a model ship?
Try building one yourself! Kids and adults alike can decorate and build their own fishing schooner or harbor ferry. All materials are provided, with appropriate options for all ages. Kits cost $2; proceeds benefit the museum's educational programs.
"Honey I Shrunk the Ship!"- Members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild display the finest of their craft at the USS Constitution Museum this winter in a War of 1812 themed exhibition. Commemorating 200 years of peace between the United Statesand the United Kingdom, this unique display is open to the public beginning February 2, 2012 through March 23, 2012. The Museum and exhibition of models is open to all daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Donations are encouraged.
Over 50 different ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display, presenting a variety of reproductions from War of 1812 vessles, modern ships, and ships-in-bottles. Modelers have masterfully captured the richness of our maritime history in miniature. A panel of Guild members judge qualifying entries on scale, detail and artistic excellence to award the top craftsmen in respective categories.
If you have ever wondered, "How do they get that ship in a bottle?" - Volunteers from the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild will be on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate the technique, time and skill required to build a mini - masterpiece.