Each year, the Decoy Museum hosts an exciting series of events that draw tens of thousands of collectors from across the nation. Attend an exhibit opening and lecture! Purchase a special decoy at the Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival, one of the most impressive wildfowl events on the East Coast! Meet your favorite carver at Volunteers and Carvers Appreciation Day! No matter what your particular interest, our calendar of events offers exciting opportunities to appreciate the unique folk art of decoy carving, enlarge your collection, and support the Decoy Museum! For more information, call the Decoy Museum at (410) 939-3739.

2014 Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Calendar of Events

33RD ANNUAL DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL
May 2, 3, 4, 2014

Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival May 2-4, 2014.  Fri: 6 – 9pm, Sat: 9 – 5, Sun: 10 – 4.  Over 140 artists exhibiting and selling their art work, food, and children’s activities, live and silent auctions, retriever demonstrations, carving competitions and lots more.  Show is located in the Havre de Grace Middle School, Recreation Center, and the Decoy Museum.  Free shuttle buses are available to all show locations and downtown Havre de Grace.

Click Here for info on the Bird of Prey Discussion and Demonstration

Click Here to Download the 2014 Festival Poster

Click Here to Download the 2014 Carving Competition Rules


The Ward Foundation Education Series

Call the Ward Foundation for a complete listing of this year’s seminars, classes and workshops, programs and exhibits. Call Salisbury University Education Department at (410) 742-4988 ext 110 or visit their website at www.wardmuseum.org


Highlights of the Decoy Museum’s Current Exhibits


The new Jim Pierce display \ A homemade duplicating lathe for making miniature decoy bodies donated by “Pop” Sampson \ “Letters to Bob McGaw “from Joel B. Pusey \ A beautiful decorative Eastern Blue Bird carved by master carver Barb Wachter \ The magnificent Michael bequest: an extraordinary pair of “Daddy” Holly canvasbacks \ “Tools of the Market Gunner” exhibit featuring a number of punt and battery guns, on loan from the R. Madison Mitchell Endowment Trust \ Potomac Decoy Collector’s Association Exhibit \ An exhibit of Factory Decoys, donated by Dr. M. Kramer.


Tour Reservations

Book your tours early. Talk to your children’s or grandchildren’s teachers now about signing up for educational programs and tours of the Decoy Museum. Harford County school system classes are free and we have several different tours to offer different age or grade levels. Programs for scouts and home schooled children are also available.




The Decoy Museum welcomes donations and consignments for each of our four annual auctions.

Carvers are encouraged to participate in the carving competitions associated with the Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival. To obtain an entry form and a copy of the rules, contact our Coordinator of Special Events at (410) 939-3739.

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