Today's Museum Hours

Friday
30th

We're Open!

Today's hours are 9:00AM - 5:00 PM

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Upcoming Events


Oct
6th

7:00 pm

This memorable evening is offered only on Thursday evenings in October. David shares fascinating stories about his carvings, the ships ...read more →


Oct
13th

7:00 pm

This memorable evening is offered only on Thursday evenings in October. David shares fascinating stories about his carvings, the ships ...read more →


Oct
15th

11:00 am

Become the captain of your own ship as you travel across the high seas. Discover how the ship evolved over ...read more →

Welcome to

David Warther Carving

Come and view the work of  David Warther, a fifth generation carver of Swiss heritage, who is continuing his family's carving legacy in the center of Ohio's beautiful Amish country.

The carvings created by David are intricately worked of antique ivory, ebony wood and abalone pearl. Each of the 83 works (and counting!) is heavily engraved through the art form known as scrimshaw. David works daily in his on-site workshop where he is creating the "History of the Ship" from 1st Dynasty Egypt, circa 3000 B.C., to the present day. This unique art collection-museum forms an artistic and highly educational exhibit that culturally enriches all who view these extraordinary works of art.


A Few Carvings...

Santa Maria (1492 AD) →

Modern Merchant Ship


Tour the Museum

"Worth the Trip to Amish Country Alone"




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David Warther Carvings is a new attraction located in the center of Ohio's Amish community. The exhibit features over 80 carvings made by David Warther, a 5th generation carver of Swiss heritage. The carvings created by Warther depict the "History of the Ship" from 1st Dynasty Egypt to the present day. Created in miniature from legal antique ivory and ebony wood the details include intricate scrimshaw engraving and finely carved ivory rigging lines that measure just twice the thickness of a human hair . David carves daily in his on-site workshop where he regularly demonstrates carving techniques to the visiting public including his hand filing ....Read More →


Location and Hours

1775 State Route 39
Sugarcreek, Ohio   44681
(330) 852-6096
Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays


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