Winter weather affects our hilltop significantly so we can suddenly be closed on a day we planned on being open. It may be best to call the day you are coming to visit to assure we are open.
January hours are Thursday thru Saturday 10 to 4. Closed Sunday thru Wednesday but we will be open on Monday the 18th, Martin Luther King Day.
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.
Ancient Merchant Ship
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 →
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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