12th Annual Scrimshaw & Nautical Show

Friday, May 10, 2024 - Sunday, May 12, 2024

2024 Scrimshaw & Nautical Antiques Weekend
33rd Scrimshaw & Nautical Antiques Weekend
including the 12th Scrimshaw & Nautical Antiques Show
 10-11-12 May 2024 in New Bedford
at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Presented by the Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association
This May, enthusiasts, collectors, and armchair maritime historians will gather in New Bedford to enjoy a unique Maritime Weekend, devoted to nautical antiques, scrim­shaw, and folk art.  The event (first held in 1989) is celebrated for informative presentations, festive meals, auction previews, and after-hours camaraderie, and for bringing together people from all across the nation (and often a few from abroad) to share a mutual interest in our deeply held legacy of sailor arts and nautical lore.  The Nautical Antiques Show (one of the world’s few remaining markets for authentic antique scrimshaw) is always of keen interest, the pres­entations by specialist speakers address a broad spectrum of artworks and artifacts, and a Sunday field trip will provide an opportunity to view the foremost private collection of 17th and 18th century ship models. 
Nautical Antiques Show — Friday, May 10th
featuring some of America’s leading dealers in scrimshaw and nautical antiques
Plenary Symposium Sessions — Saturday, May 11th
“A Cyanotype Whaling Portfolio”
“The Scrimshaw of Captain James W. Robinson”
 “The Oliver Crocker Artisan and the McCleave Cabinet of Curiosities”
 “The General, the President, and the Queen: Three Outstanding Phenomena”
  “Scrimshaw Market Report”
Cash Bar, Banquet, and Evening Program — Saturday, May 11th
Nautical Songs by the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, directed by Thomas Goux
Field Trip to the Kriegstein Ship Model Collection — Sunday, May 12th
 Visit the collection of Dr. Henry Kriegstein and his brother Arnold in Hingham, MA - the foremost private collection of 17th and 18th century British Admiralty ship models, along with naval paintings, prisoner of war artifacts and books.  Scrimshaw Weekend attendees will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this amazing collection.