Model Ship Exhibit Opens Feb. 2 at USS Constitution Museum
Members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild will 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 States and the Great Britain, this display is open to the public beginning Feb. 2 through March 23. The museum and exhibition of models is open to all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are encouraged.
More than 50 different ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display, presenting a variety of reproductions from War of 1812 vessels, to 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.
For more information about the Model Show and visiting tips call 617-426-1812 or log onto www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org.