About UsThroughout time, artists have created models of people, animals and craft, to decorate temples, palaces, and homes. Today’s miniature modelers strive to represent a variety of subjects in the most realistic manner possible by sharing their skills and learning from others. SCAHMS provides a forum for that exchange, as well as fellowship with other artists in a setting that is social, entertaining, and educational.
Our HistoryThe Southern California Area Historical Miniature Society was formed in 1984 by Don Freeman, Bill Horan, Steve Sexton, and Brian Stewart for the purpose of providing a venue for California modelers to gather and share ideas and techniques, and to establish an annual show where modelers from across the nation, and around the world can meet and display their work in an atmosphere of fellowship and friendly competition.
SCAHMS members include such renowned artists as Bill Horan, Steve Weakley, Mike Good, John Rosengrant, Tim Flagstad, and Dave Kennedy, just to name a few, as well as many rising talents in the hobby.
SCAHMS meets on the second Saturday of every month at the La Quinta Inn, 3 Centerpointe Drive, La Palma, CA 90623. Doors open around 10:00 am, and the meeting lasts until 1:00 pm. Each meeting features guest speakers presenting demonstrations of modeling techniques, living history, slide shows from recent events, and other topics related to miniatures. There is also time to display and discuss your latest project or work-in-progress, with friendly and knowledgeable members. Admission of $5 enters guests in the nightly door prize drawing, and raffle tickets for additional prizes are available for purchase to support the club.
The Westerner is SCAHMS monthly newsletter, with reports of club events, news, modeling tips and articles. The Westerner may be delivered to members through email, or regular postal delivery.
Upcoming ShowsSCAHMS California Show confirmed for Friday-Saturday April 8 & 9 2016 at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in La Palma CA. where we have our monthly meetings.
Guests will be announced soon, please check back.
Our MeetingsLa Quinta Inn is located at : 3 Centerpointe Drive
La Palma, CA 90623
From eastbound 91 Fwy, take Orangethorpe exit, turn left, then left at Centerpointe Dr.
From westbound 91 Fwy, take Valley View exit, turn right, then left on Orangethorpe, and right on Centerpoint Dr.
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Membership InfoSCAHMS offers four levels of membership with benefits to suit your interest and budget:
Basic Membership: $23 per year entitles you to the monthly newsletter The Westerner
Contributing Membership: $65 per year includes the Basic benefits, plus free admission to the monthly meetings and show; and a CD ROM with photos of the outstanding exhibits at this year's California Show.
Supporting Membership: $94 per year includes all the above, plus a free casting of next year's Painter's Figure; and a copy of any title from the Osprey series of books.
Founders' Membership: $184 per year includes all the above, plus one night at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, site of the California Show, paid for by SCAHMS.
**There is a $6 discount on dues at all levels with optional e-mailed newsletter.