Dover, Ohio: Warther Carvings Museum and Button Collection Team Field Report

331 Karl Ave., Dover, OH
I-77 exit 83. Hwy 800 east only 1/4 mile, on right-hand side.
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Warther Carvings.

Warther Carvings Museum and Button Collection
Ernest Warther's impossibly perfect locomotive carvings make up the bulk of this well-mounted museum. Also here is his wife's collection of over 70,000 buttons. Report...
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Mrs. Warther's Buttons.

Warther Carvings Museum and Button Collection

Mrs. Warther's buttons are equally impressive.

[Elizabethanne Fuller Murray, 01/11/2012]
Warther carvings and button house

World master carver Ernest Warthers' carvings of trains. What he did with ivory and wood is remarkable . Family run the displays and talk about his life. There is still a knife factory that he started and there are also tours of this. His wife collected buttons and these are displayed in Mrs. Carver's Button House. All children are given hand carved pliers.

[wanetta Lynn smith, 08/10/2001]
Ernest Warther and Son Carvings

Warther made knives but he also carved trains out of ivory, bone and wood. He was on the Tonight show when Carson was still the host. Warther is now dead but his museum is terrific. There is also a collection of his wife's buttons, they have wonderful gardens around the grounds as well as a gift shop to sell the knives that are still made. The trains are all accurate, historical trains, to exact scale. Well worth the visit, we took some friends from India and they were knocked out by the museum.

[Buck Owens, 02/08/2001]

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