It’s nice that the Nautical Research Guild Conference is going to be in California again this year. Hopefully, some of the Bay Area ship modelers will be attending.
Good news for Nautical Research Guild members in California. Today the NRG just announce that next conference will take place from October 15-17 at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard, CA.
It’s a bit of a small venue for the event, I think. But, the collection of models and marine art is wonderful.
For myself, my earliest years of ship modeling were associated with this museum. As I lived less than an hour away, I made many trips to look over the collection of models, my favorite being those made by the late Ed Marple.
I was even president of the model guild for a short time, but my service was cut short when I went back to school and had a shift in family life. I probably still know 3 or 4 people there, who I will hopefully see again, as I fully intend to go the conference…
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