Model Guild

Join the Ventura County Model Guild!

The Ventura County Maritime Museum Model Guild meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the museum. Visitors are welcome.

Jim Berger

Jim Berger

Joining the Model Guild is Easy!

Aficionados, Beginners, Old Hands, and Journeymen are welcome.

  • Guild dues are $15 per year.
  • Members of the Guild must be members of the museum.
  • Individual Museum memberships are $35
  • Family memberships are $50.

Ventura County Maritime Museum Model Guild Officers

Model Guild Officers for 2011

  • Captain --- Richard Walton
  • First Officer --- Sergio Aragones
  • Purser --- Gayron Downs
  • Newsletter Editor --- Bob Little

Model Guild Board of Directors

  • Sergio Aragones
  • Dave Candiliere
  • Bill Conroy
  • Gayron Downs
  • Bob Little
  • Richard Walton
Ship in a bottle class

Ship in a bottle class

Ship in a Bottle Classes

Our Model Guild member Bob Little, who specializes in building ships in bottles, has designed a very simple example of this art. He designed this so we can offer a short course to kids eleven to ninety-nine.

We offer this course to Boys and Girls clubs, Scout groups, and any organization that works with groups of children.

We have found that eleven years old is a reasonable minimum age for this project especially because of the thread tying required. We recommend groups of eight or less.

The project can be accomplished in two three-hour sessions, and the kids go home with their own completed ship in a bottle. We can hold these sessions at the museum or at the location of the children's organization.

Contact the museum if your group is interested:[email protected]

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