The Guild

We meet at 7:00 pm, the first Tuesday of the month for a short business session followed by a lively “show and tell” during which members demonstrate current projects or techniques, and occasionally we are treated to a guest speaker. Some of our members build and restore models professionally, many are amateurs who have built a few kits for their own pleasure, and others are new to the craft. In addition to our monthly meetings the Guild takes part in the annual meeting of model clubs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We also attend the annual Salem Maritime Festival and the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, as well as the biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show.

The USS Constitution Museum

The Guild enjoys a warm association with the Museum. We maintain a working model shop in which volunteer members demonstrate ship modeling to visitors and in which we keep out extensive library of modeling books and plans. The Museum and Guild co-sponsor an annual ship model exhibit and competition timed to coincide with the local winter school vacation. For more information about the Museum visit their website.

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Paul Schmitt

First Mate

Tim Murphy

Ship’s Clerk

Scott Bradner


Ross Hunter


Dave Morton


Tony Colton

db Manager

Scott Bradner


Scott Bower

Security Coord

Henry Rodrigues

Model Shop Coord

Tim Murphy

Admiralty Board

Steve White, Admiral

Carlo DiPersio

Glenn Kalimon

Bernie Fournier

Henry Rodrigues

Mike Davison


Our email is:


On most days a member of the Guild may be contacted at the Model Shop in the USS Constitution Museum from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. Often someone is available from 1:15 pm until 2:30 pm.

The telephone in the shop is (617) 426-1812 x130.


Street parking is available along Baxter Road against the building on the right. The Nautica Parking Garage, 88 Constitution Road, is also a short walk from the Museum (note, validation is only valid during the day).

Guild Mailing Address

USS Constitution Museum
Box 291812
Boston, MA 02129
Attn. Model Shop

I built my first model as a child and ever since I’ve had an interest in all things nautical. Joining the Guild provided me an expansive network of knowledge.

~ Scott Bower