Museum Hours

We're Open!

Today's hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March Hours

We will be open in March on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week from 10 to 4 but check our above notice because sometimes we are open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Welcome to

David Warther Carvings

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 87 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...

Angel Eyes (400 BC) →

Ancient Merchant Ship

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"Worth the Trip to Amish Country Alone"

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Ancient Ship Room. Carvings from estate elephant tusk ivory.
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Medieval Ship Room. Carvings from estate elephant tusk ivory.
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Ship Carvings from estate elephant tusk ivory.

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. Our carver purchases old legal estate elephant tusks and is knowledgeable of the laws and regulations regarding the buying and selling of legal pre-ban elephant tusks in the United States. Created in miniature from legal antique elephant tusk ivory and ebony wood the details include intricate scrimshaw engraving and finely carved ivory rigging lines ....Read More →

Location and Hours

1775 State Route 39
Sugarcreek, Ohio   44681
(330) 852-6096
February Hours:
Thursday - Friday - Saturday 10 a.m - 4 pm
Closed Sunday

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