Intro to Ship Modeling Talk at the San Francisco Maritime Library

Well, it’s official. I’ve been asked to give a talk at the J. Porter Shaw Library, which is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. If you’re interested in learning more about ship modeling and how to get into it, the talk will be on Tuesday evening, May 14th at 6pm at part of the Library’s Klebingat Lecture Series. Donation is $5 for public and $4 for Library Friends and Park Association members.

The purpose of the talk is to give an overview of ship modeling and state of the hobby today, with an emphasis on how to get into ship modeling for those interested in the hobby. I’ll be doing a presentation with visuals (Powerpoint, or rather Keynote) and I’ll have a couple small models on display. I’ll also have some handouts of information on the hobby.

You can come and see if you learn something or just come and see if I make a complete fool of myself.

By the way, the J. Porter Shaw Library is a great resource for ship modelers and those interested in the Bay Area and it’s maritime heritage. Find books, photographs, ship plans and tons of other information that is free to access. The staff is amazingly helpful and provide limited research services at no charge.

Here’s the address and contact info:

J. Porter Shaw Library
Fort Mason Center, Bldg. E, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94123

415-561-7030

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