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Who we are...

The organization is composed of active ship model enthusiasts from the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.  Membership is open to all.


Our mission is to provide a socially enjoyable means for serious shipmodelers to meet, share, and expand upon their common avocation through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.


The Washington Ship Model Society (WSMS) was founded in 1929 and is the oldest continuously active ship model club in the United States. 

Bylaws and Historical Documents

National Research Guild Charter and Certificate
WSMS Logbooks (minutes):
WSMS History compiled by John L. Fryant
Tribute to longtime distinguished member Ben Lankford
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