Mission Statement

of David Warther Carvings

To preserve and share the carvings of David Warther II for their educational value, significance to maritime history, and artistic excellence.

  • To provide educators, students, engineers, researchers, and lay persons opportunities to study and appreciate these works for generations to come;
  • To honor the skills and dedication of three generations of master carvers as part of the legacy of the Tuscarawas and Holmes County regions of Ohio;
  • To encourage and inspire artisans, carvers, and the visiting public .
Values & Beliefs Statements
  • Our organization believes a strong cultural benefit arises from the preservation and public display of the artwork entrusted to our care.
  • We believe the public derives a double benefit from viewing the artworks:
    1. The carvings reflect rare artistic value that visitors appreciate;
    2. The history of the sailing ship from First Dynasty Egypt to the present day conveys significant educational value.
  • The collection is a premier exhibition that is available for the benefit of the public through a strong model of public and private support.

Location and Hours

1775 State Route 39
Sugarcreek, Ohio   44681
(330) 852-6096
Current Hours:

Our January hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4.  

Please note that in January, February and March we are in our off-season winter time period. We are closed a fair amount in this time period and we close on a moments notice due to the weather conditions that change quickly at our hilltop location. If you are planning a visit, please call us to schedule so we can better assure that we will be here when you plan. Our number is 330-852-6096.

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