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Warther Museum

331 Karl Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

330-343-7513

About Us:

Ernest "Mooney" Warther turned his joy of carving wood and ivory into creations that the Smithsonian has called “priceless works of art”. Mooney lived in a time when steam locomotives were king, so many of his carvings are steam locomotives made of walnut wood, ebony, and ivory. He combined history and artistry with motion by making the locomotives run authentically. His precision and sense of detail on the wood and ivory carvings reflect Mooney’s amazing skills and passion for steam technology. In fact, the perfection and mechanizing of his steam locomotives earned him the title of World’s Master Carver, in the 1920’s.

The Warther Museum is dedicated to Ernest “Mooney” Warther, the world’s master carver. Learn about America’s unknown genius and how he lived his life and philosophies. We have guided tours that lead you through the museum and explain how he created the carvings as well as his life story. The Warther home is open to view as we took it back to the 1920s era to show you what their home would look like during that time. Browse through our gardens and check out the Button House where Freida, Mooney’s wife, collected and mounted over 73,000 buttons.

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