Each year, the Decoy Museum hosts an exciting series of events that draw thousands of collectors from across the nation. 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!
The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum has made every attempt to present a series of events to educate and entertain our members and visitors. It should come as no surprise that for the last two years our program offerings have been tumultuous at best as the COVID pandemic ebbed and flowed. Publishing an accurate list of events has proven to be one of the most challenging exercises that we have faced. Nevertheless, we have again attempted to establish event listings that will be held at or directly benefit the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Please join us to ensure that the folk art of waterfowling and decoy making live well into the future.
For up to date information, call the Decoy Museum at (410) 939-3739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 16 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Decoy Museum
This evening’s program will be a discussion between wildlife photographers Scott Moody, Joe Subolefsky, and the museum’s own Ralph Hockman about waterfowl photography in particular and wildlife photography in general. They will talk about their cameras, techniques, challenges, and ethics when it comes to “shooting” ducks, geese, swans, and other wildlife. These photographers will tell how their interests began and evolved to their present level of excellence as well as give a visual sampling of their work. Questions from the audience will be entertained.
THE OUTLAW GUNNER
Sunday, October 20 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Decoy Museum
Author Joe Walsh will discuss his recent book, “The Outlaw Gunner II”. The book is an expansion on his father’s book “The Outlaw Gunner”. Joe will speak about waterfowl hunting and market gunning; both legal and illegal. The various individuals and their techniques of hunting will be discussed as well as his father’s stories many former waterfowlers will hopefully bring a new vitality to many of the museum’s exhibits. The author will be open to questions from the audience and will be prepared to autograph your copy of his book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
WATERFOWLING ON THE SUSQUEHANNA FLATS
Monday, November 14 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Decoy Museum
Author Michael Daley will discuss his recent book “Waterfowling on the Susquehanna Flats”. Mr. Daley’s well researched book and presentation considers from a historical perspective the decoys, their makers, and the hunting and hunters of the Upper Chesapeake Bay moderated discussion will begin the program followed by audience questions. Bring your books for autographing by the author. Books will be available at the presentation.
AN EVENING WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JAY FLEMING
Sunday, December 4 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Decoy Museum
Programs on Wetlands and Waterfowl, Gunning Clubs of Northern Chesapeake Bay-Spesutie Island, and specific Waterfowling day trips will be rescheduled as soon as the logistics are resolved. Please continue to visit the Special Events section of our website for the most up-to-date information.
For more information on these 2022 events and for reservations, contact the museum by phone at 410-939-3739.