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posted: 11/14/2012 5:50 PM

Learn about scrimshaw at Great Lakes

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Daily Herald Report

The Great Lakes Naval Station's museum will hold a children's program from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 introducing participants to soap scrimshaw.

For the uninitiated, scrimshaw is the traditional sailor art of decorative carving on whalebone. During this event children will have a chance to design and create their own soap scrimshaw.

This event is free and all materials are provided. The naval museum is near Great Lakes' main gate off Sheridan Road.

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