Opens 9am admission is charged
April 12 & 13, 2013
East Coast Decoy Collectors
16th annual Buy-Sell-Swap at the St. Michaels Motor Inn (Best Western)
St. Michaels, MD (410-745-3333)
Public Welcome – Free Decoy Appraisals
For more information contact John Clayton 410-745-2955 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Trimble 703-768-7264 email@example.com
May 3-5, 2013
32nd Annual Havre de Grace Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival
Mark your calendar and join us for another exciting event!
Click Here to download the 2013 Festival Information
Click Here to download the Decoy Competition Rule Book
Click Here to download the 2013 Gunning Rig Competition Rules
Click Here to download the 2013 J. Evans McKinney Old Decoy Contest Rules
Click Here to download the 2013 Contemporary Antique Rules
Click Here to download the 2013 Auction List
May 3-5, 2013
Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial
On May 3, 1813, British forces under the command of Rear Admiral George Cockburn burned the city of Havre de Grace to the ground for flying the United States flag.
Join us in citywide events as we remember, 200 years later.
Click Here to download the 2013 Bicentennial Information.
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.
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.