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:
- The carvings reflect rare artistic value that visitors can appreciate;
- The history of the sailing ship from First Dynasty Egypt to the present day conveys significant educational value.
- We believe the collection will be a premier exhibition available for the benefit of the public through a strong model of public and private support.