January thru March is our quiet time of the year when we are, at times, closed for display renovations and other work as well as for inclement weather. Most folks call to schedule a personal tour-visit during this winter time period although you can drive by and see if we are open! We are oftentimes open when our website shows us as closed.
There is no additional cost for a personal tour-visit; regular museum admission rates apply. Call to schedule a personal tour with Carver Dave at 330-852-6096.
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 90 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.
Ancient Merchant Ship
David Warther Carvings is a leading Ohio attraction located in the center of Ohio's Amish community. The exhibit features over 90 carvings made by David Warther, a 5th generation carver of Swiss heritage who works daily in his on-site workshop where he regularly demonstrates carving techniques and tools including his hand filing and sanding method of making the ivory rigging lines. The carvings created by Warther depict the "History of the Ship" from 1st Dynasty Egypt to the present day. Our carver works with old legal estate elephant tusks that are donated to the museum from estate collections in the United States. Created in miniature ....Read More →
Just arrived in the fall of 2019 ! David's pocketknives are available at www.wartherknives.com or via the link seen below. All proceeds (100% of the sales price) go to the museum to help support the work we are doing here as an educational and inspirational exhibit that is open for the benefit of the visiting public.View WartherKnives.com
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