Become an HSPMS Member, Build Models, and Help Our National Park

Do you like building models? Are you interested in old sailing ships? Do you like talking with the public? Would you like to help our National Park Service? Then join the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights at our workshop aboard the ferryboat Eureka and become a National Park Service volunteer!

Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights is a ship model club, but our association with the San Francisco National Maritime Historic Park requires us to be officially on the roles as Park Service Volunteers. Our job is to be ship modelers and to share what we do with visitors when we’re at our workshop. There are opportunities throughout the year to volunteer in other ways if you like, but there is obligation.

Come to a meeting and see what we’re about. Never built a ship model before? We’ll help you get started!

Our monthly meetings take place at 9:30am on the third Saturday of every month aboard the ferryboat Eureka. The Park doesn’t officially open until 9:30am, so if you come early, just pull open the big sliding gate and make sure to close it behind you. If anyone asks you, just let them know you’re heading to our ship model meeting.

Once aboard the Eureka, bear left on the main deck to get to our workshop. You’ll see our display of models outside our shop.

Sakonnet Daysailer by Paul McKenzie

Just want to learn about ship modeling or just want to visit? You’re always welcome to attend our meeting. Also, there’s often someone working in the shop on most Saturday mornings. Feel free to stop by and say “hello!” Ω

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