Member Update – Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

Capitol Museum Service’s installation team of Bobby Boswell and Tom Mills, with Sam Heed (in the yellow jersey), just finishing the exhibit

Capitol Museum Service’s installation team of Bobby Boswell and Tom Mills, with Sam Heed (in the yellow jersey), just finishing the exhibit

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (KNF) proudly announces the opening of a new permanent model ship exhibit called WATERCRAFT OF THE WORLD. This new exhibit will be a permanent feature of the Foundation’s new education center, which is part of brand-new Copeland Maritime Center, located at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation shipyard at 1124 East Seventh Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801.

The Forney Collection, called WATERCRAFT OF THE WORLD, consists of 72 model ships and boats gathered from around the world by Bob and Marilyn Forney during 40 years of extensive travels. The collection features models from more than 60 foreign “lands” (Antarctica to Vietnam, Sulawesi to Skopelos), ship and boats from all six continents and all seven oceans, models representing originals from the 16th century BC  to the 20th century AD. The collection focuses on sailing and human-powered craft, with an emphasis on non-warships and indigenous craftsmanship.

Robert Forney, the collector of WATERCRAFT OF THE WORLD, surrounded by his three grandsons

Robert Forney, the collector of WATERCRAFT OF THE WORLD, surrounded by his three grandsons

Sam Heed, Senior Historian & Director of Education for KNF, invites you to come see this new maritime educational resource. “I’m pleased to say we opened to rave reviews, and it has been a privilege to bring this extraordinary collection to ‘kids of all ages.’ For those of us in the maritime education business, this is a special resource that can take us anywhere we want to go.”

For more information on the opening of the new Copeland Maritime Center.

You will have a chance to visit the new center and its exhibit when the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation hosts CAMM’s 2016 Annual Conference next April 25-27.

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