The Museum features the largest single
collection of wood carvings in the United States, which displays
over 4000 pieces. The collection is home to carvings from all over
the U.S., Czechoslovakia, Germany, Russia, Japan, Israel, Poland,
Bali, Vietnam, and numerous other countries across the globe.
The Museum features a variety of wood
carvings, including animals, birds, people of different
nationalities, music boxes, wall hangings, and coconut carvings to
name just a few, along with Slim's first carving! There are small
pieces carved out of matchsticks to larger pieces that were chainsaw
carved, such as the 18' Totem Pole and 15' Uncle Sam that will greet
you at the entrance.
One of the museums biggest attractions is
the Caricature Carver's of Americas hand carved, 120 piece, full two
ring circus. It is everything you remember a circus to be under the
Big Top! Another unique piece to be seen is the detailed carving of
the 20-Mule Borax Team, Baby boomers of yesteryear will
remember the team that was featured at the start of the TV show
"Death Valley Days" hosted by former president Ronald Reagan.
During the 45 - 60 min. guided tour, you
will learn about all the different types of carvings and wood
This privately owned collection has taken
owner/artist Stanley "Slim" Maroushek almost 60 of his 67 yrs to
If you are looking for a special
place to visit, this is one that will be enjoyed by all ages!
Slim of course, will be sure to greet you
wearing his cowboy hat and a huge smile!