National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History

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National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History
Sea History Museum, Sadorus, IL.jpg
Established2001
Location201 S. Market St.
Sadorus, Illinois
Coordinates39°58′01″N 88°20′39″W / 39.966872°N 88.344187°W / 39.966872; -88.344187
TypeMaritime museum
DirectorCharles Lozar
WebsiteNational Museum of Ship Models and Sea History

The National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History is a private non-profit museum, located in Sadorus, Illinois. It features ship models from around the world and throughout history.[1]

Recent exhibits include a 27 feet model of the RMS Queen Mary made entirely out of one million toothpicks. The collection includes ship models from the movies Tora! Tora! Tora!, Cleopatra, and Ben Hur as well as from the television series Tugboat Annie Sails Again.

The museum is open on Saturdays (11 am-4:30pm) Saturdays from April 1 to Nov. 30; also by appointment (including through the winter holidays).[2]

In the press[edit]

The museum was featured in a 2005 Chicago Tribune cover story.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Sadorus museum crammed full of maritime history with models, texts, much more". News Gazette. Retrieved 22 December 2016.