Masters of Miniature: 39th Annual Model Ship Show
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present Masters of Miniature. With handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today. Explore the show through our scavenger hunt or join in the fun of a hands-on activity – either way, a visit to the Museum and the show is a great way for your family to spend the day! Admission to the Museum and Model Show are by suggested donation.
Meet a modeler – a great way to learn more!
Members of the Model Guild will be on hand (hours to be determined) to answer questions about the models on display and share tips and techniques of the trade, all while working on models of their own. Come with questions and curiosity and meet a modeler – it’s a great way to learn more!
Witness the restoration of a historic model
Watch professional ship model conservator Rob Napier clean and restore a late 19th century model of USS Constitution from the Museum’s collection that was built by one of her crew members. Every Wednesday, February 3 – March 24, 2018 from 10 am – 2 pm.
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild encourages the art of constructing model ships and supports research in nautical history through its workshops, educational activities, and exhibits. It is the largest ship model association on the East Coast with over 100 members. The Guild meets at the USS Constitution Museum on the first Tuesday of every month and encourages those who are interested to attend their meeting or to visit the Guild’s website.
Shop for ship model kits, plans, and books
Wood kits, plastic kits, and books are all available for purchase from the museum store.
Recommended model ship websites
- USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
- Scale Ship Modeler’s Association of North America
- U.S. Vintage Model Yacht Group
- Nautical Research Guild
The model show is sponsored in part by
The Boston Marine Society
Date: February 3, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
USS Constitution Museum