UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY MUSEUM

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!

For more information, call the Decoy Museum at (410) 939-3739.

13th ANNUAL VINTAGE HUNTING AND FISHING COLLECTIBLES SHOW

January 25, 2020

Join us at the Level Volunteer Fire Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this unique show!  Numerous vendors will be exhibiting and selling old decoys, oyster cans, guns, ammo boxes, fishing lures, and more.  Admission fee: $6  Call 410-734-6238 or 410-378-3528 for more information.

Proceeds benefit the HdG Decoy Museum and the Level Fire Company.

MEET THE CARVER SERIES: JIM PIERCE

January 12, 2020

Come and meet the legend!  Mr. Pierce will share stories of the glory days of waterfowl hunting and decoy carving, the early days of the Museum, etc.  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in our beautiful 2nd floor gallery.  Light refreshments will be provided.  $20 pp.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/past-to-present-with-jim-pierce-tickets-84758764747

27th ANNUAL R. MADISON MITCHELL ENDOWMENT DINNER

March 6, 2020

The R. Madison Mitchell Endowment Dinner will be held on Friday, March 6th at the Bayou Restaurant. Cocktail hour:  6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 7:00 p.m; Program: 8:00 p.m.

Please call 410-734-6238 for reservations.

EASTER EGG PAINTING

Looking for a new & natural way to dye those eggs?  Check this out!

Adult Event – Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Solvania eggs use natural flora to decorate and onion skins to dye creating rich red and brown hues.  We’ll try a couple of other natural colors as well.  Come spend the afternoon preparing 6 beautiful eggs, then enjoy touring the museum and learning about the folk art of carving decoys.  $10 (includes all materials)  Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easter-eggs-dyed-naturally-using-solvanian-methods-tickets-90207345599

Children’s Event – Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Come learn how common foods can be used to make those pretty Easter egg hues.  We’ll take a nature walk to find flowers and flora to “stencil” on our eggs. After we decorate our special eggs, we will conclude with a “duck” scavenger hunt.  $5/child   Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-natural-dying-easter-eggs-with-natural-ingredients-tickets-90202290479

SPEAKER SERIES: AUTHOR ROBERT LACKEY

March 22, 2020

Author Robert Lackey, a Havre de Grace native, will share his passion for history as he discusses his book series, “The Pulaski Saga.”   6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in our beautiful 2nd floor gallery.  Light refreshments will be provided.  $20 pp.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speaker-series-robert-lackey-the-pulaski-saga-tickets-84776393475

39th ANNUAL HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL

May 2 & 3, 2020

Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival.  Saturday: 8:30 – 6, Sunday: 10 – 4. Over 100 artists exhibiting and selling their art work, food, children’s activities, silent auctions, retriever demonstrations, carving competitions, and lots more. Show is located at the Havre de Grace Middle School and the Decoy Museum.

2020 FESTIVAL DOWNLOADS

Click Here to Download the 2020 Festival Poster

Click Here to Download the 2020 Decoy Competition Rule Book

Click Here to Download the Festival Map

CHARLIE JOINER MEMORIAL DECOY SHOW

September 12, 2020

Join us for the 2nd Annual Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show, to be held at the Galena Volunteer Fire Company, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This show will feature decoys, fishing lures, shell boxes, oyster cans, fishing & hunting licenses, and much more!  Food will be available courtesy of the Galena Volunteer Fire Company & Auxiliary.  Admission fee: $5  For further information, please call 410-708-7011.

SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC

September 13, 2020

Join us at Schrader’s Outdoors, 16090 Oakland Road, Henderson MD for Sporting Clays.  Registration 8:30 a.m., must be on the course by 11:00 a.m.  50 Targets & Lunch – $70.  Trappers provided.

CARVE & CANDY

October 25, 2020

Carve or paint a pumpkin with a decoy carver, “Trick or Treat” your way through the Decoy Museum, and enjoy other seasonal games and activities.  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  $5/child.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR

2020 Date TBD

A Havre de Grace community event incorporating a tour of historic homes, businesses and museums decorated for the season.  The Decoy Museum is always a stop on the tour, offering carver demonstrations, snacks, and of course, great sales in our Museum Store!  Tickets must be purchased for the home tours.

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