Museum Hours


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Current Hours

We are currently expecting to be open on President's Day but winter weather affects our hilltop significantly so we can suddenly be closed if the snowstorm that is scheduled hits us hard.

We will be closed from 16 February thru 1 March to clean and rebuild displays.

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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 89 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.

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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 leading Ohio attraction located in the center of Ohio's Amish community. The exhibit features nearly 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 purchases old legal estate elephant tusks and is knowledgeable of the laws and regulations regarding the buying and selling of legal pre-ban elephant ....Read More →

David Warther Pocket Knives

The Knives are Here !

Just arrived in the fall of 2019 ! David's pocketknives are available at 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.


Location and Hours

1775 State Route 39
Sugarcreek, Ohio   44681
(330) 852-6096
Current Hours:
Closed 16 February thru 1 March.

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