Hosted by the USS Constitution Museum – Sponsored by the Boston Marine Society
If you build it, they will come…
– Field of Dreams 1989
Members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild display the finest of their craft at the USS Constitution Museum this winter. The exhibition will be on display and open to the public beginning Saturday February 4th, 2012 and will run until Saturday, March 24th. The Museum and exhibition of models is open to all daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Donations encouraged.
Over 50 different ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display, presenting a variety of reproductions from World War II destroyers to fishing dories, ships-in-bottles to sailing vessels. The 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.
Additionally, the Museum will offer drop-in activities for all visitors during February school vacation week, log onto www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org to keep updated on events as they unfurl. For more information and visiting tips call 617 – 426 – 1812.
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild encourages the art of constructing model ships and supports research in nautical history through its workshops, educational activities, and exhibits. It is among the largest ship model associations on the East Coast with more than 100 members. The Guild meets on the first Tuesday of every month and encourages those who are interested to attend their meeting at the USS Constitution Museum or to visit the Guild’s website at www.constitution-
The USS Constitution Museum is located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, across from USS Constitution and on the Freedom Trail. The USS Constitution Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution whose mission is to serve as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of Old Ironsides and the people associated with her. www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org
The Boston Marine Society has been instrumental in sponsoring measures to improve navigation and support the families of mariners. Part of the Boston National Historical Park, the Society preserves the history of a distinguished institution and tells the story of one of America’s oldest and most important ports through their archives, gallery and outreach.