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Ship model show

 

“Masters of Miniatures,” the 39th annual Model Shipwright Guild show, is on display through Saturday, March 24 at the USS Constitution Museum, Building 12, Charlestown Navy Yard.

 

More than 50 different ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display. There will be a variety of reproductions of War of 1812 vessels, modern ships and ships-in-bottles. Modelers have masterfully captured the richness of maritime history in miniature.

 

A panel of guild members will judge qualifying entries, with awards being given to the top honorees.

 

Volunteers from the USS Constitution Shipwright Guild will be on hand for visitors to watch them in action and ask questions. The museum will organize a variety of family- oriented programs during the course of the show that are free and open to the public. Admission to the museum and exhibit is free with donations welcome.

 

Further information can be found at www.constitution-modelshipwrights.org.

 

Ironsides’ winter hours

 

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, offers tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays. The 30-minute tours will be narrated by one of the Constitution’s active-duty sailors and consist of four stations through the ship’s top three decks.

 

One of the programs available is the “Constitution Experience,” where participants can watch the morning colors ceremony from Pier One and then board the vessel for a tour and subsequent visit to the nearby museum.

 

Reservations are required for this program, which is held at Pier 1 at 7:40 a.m. To reserve a spot, send an email to constitution.events@navy.mil. For more information, call 617-242-7511 or visit  http://www.navy.mil/local/constitution/    .

 

Marine museum

 

The Boston Marine Society at Building No. 32, Charlestown Navy Yard, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

 

The society hosts a large collection of art and artifacts depicting maritime history and life on the sea, as well as a research library, detailing the history of sailing and marine commerce and the history of one of the oldest and most important ports in the country.

 

Its website includes selected objects from its collection and the history of the organization. Visit www.bostonmarinesociety.org or call 617-242-0522 for more information.

 

Frog Pond skating

 

The Frog Pond on Boston Common is open for skating from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays (except Mondays when the rink closes at 3:45 p.m.) and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Admission is based on skater’s height and is $6 for those over 58 inches and free for those under. Season passes are available. Skate rentals are $5 for children, ages 13 and under, and $12 for 14 and over. Lockers are also available.

 

The Frog Pond continues freestyle skating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. for $12 a session. There are no rentals during this time.

 

For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit www.bostonfrogpond.com.