UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY MUSEUM

As a result of the COVID pandemic of 2020-2021, the events, which had been scheduled by the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, were mostly cancelled. With the recent edition of The Canvasback, an updated program of events for the remainder of 2021 is announced. Please consider joining us for an entertaining and educational evening out at the museum. Discover and enhance your knowledge of Havre de Grace, the Upper Chesapeake Bay, waterfowl, and the traditions of decoy making.

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.

THE PULASKI SAGA

Monday | September 13 | 7pm

Join author Robert Lackey as he discusses the Pulaski family history in Havre de Grace and the Chesapeake Bay from his tenth and final book of the series. This historical fiction follows the events of US history and puts the setting in Havre de Grace as the Pulaski family determines its destiny. Author Lackey will present an overview of the entire series as well as specific considerations of the Pulaski’s final saga. Audience questions will be welcomed. Bring your books or buy a copy at the bookstore for autographs. Mr. Lackey is also donating a complete series for raffle on the evening of his presentation. Refreshments provided.
Cost: $20/ $30 per family.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SONS

Sunday | October 10 | 7pm

An evening with legendary carver Jimmy Pierce and his sons Charlie and JK The evening will consist of a directed discussion of the Pierce decoy-making tradition from one generation to the next. Refreshments provided.
Cost: $20/ $30 per family.

WETLANDS & WATERFOWL

Wednesday | October 20 | 6:30pm

A visual presentation on wetlands and their association with ducks, geese, and swans. Local naturalist John Hughes and Tom Trafton will present the key aspects of wetlands and their value to avian wildlife. Refreshments provided. Cost: $10/ $15 per family.

WATERFOWL STUDY TRIP

Saturday | November 6 | All Day

An exciting, day-long tour of the Upper Chesapeake and Delaware Bays at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Port Mahon, and Furnace Bay. This field trip will provide a search for the waterfowl of this region in early fall. Topics will consider the value of wetlands to waterfowl distribution. Trip led by John Hughes and Tom Trafton. Cost: Free.

EVENING WITH PATRICK VINCENTI

Sunday| November 21 | 6pm

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum’s meet the Carver series continues with a directed discussion with Patrick Vincenti. Mr. Vincenti will share his history as a carver, his decoys, and his association with the museum. Refreshments provided. Cost: $20/ $30 per family. .

THE ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR

Saturday | December 11 | 4-8pm

An open house at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum as part of the annual Candlelight Tour of Havre de Grace. The program is sponsored by the Lockhouse Museum.  Candlelight Tour fee applies.

ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR

Saturday | December 11 | 4-8pm

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.

CULINARY WATERFOWL PREPARATION

Wednesday | December 16 | 6:30pm

Local chefs share their creativity in the preparation of duck and goose dishes. Full sampling will occur. The program is still under construction: more details TBA
Cost: $25/ $35 per family.

Note: The three-evening course entitled “Chesapeake Bay and Its Wate,fowl Tradition” will be rescheduled during the winter of 2022.

For more information on these 2021 events and for reservations, contact the museum by phone at  410-939-3739.

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