F E A T U R E S
1000 Islands Museum of Clayton
The Museum hosts the international Decoy & Wildlife Art Show & Auction
held annually the third weekend in July.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing
The Antique Boat Museum
Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum
The Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum has evolved into the Tuckerton Seaport, a 40-acre recreation of a 19th- and early 20th-century Baymen's village. Visitors will enjoy living history at its best, as they explore thirteen (eventually to be thirty) recreated buildings and watch costumed trade and craftsmen and women bring the area's rich maritime history to life. Boatbuilders, oystermen and clammers, whalers, lighthouse keepers, ship captains and others are on hand to demonstrate the day to day life of the coastal New Jersey village of yesterday. Hands-on workshops for individuals are available in the Folklife Center. Call for pricing and schedule. Public Tours, Demonstrations and Programs are available from May through mid-September, and during the school year hands-on programs for school groups provide an engaging experience of culture and history for any age level. Hours: Open daily, 10AM to 5PM. Call to confirm before visiting. Admission: Adults 13-61 - $8; Seniors 62+ - $6; Children 6-12 - $3; Children 5 and under FREE.
Bucks County Historical Society
Fennimore carved the bird depicted on the 2003 New Jersey Duck stamp and will demonstrate his skill with Delaware River decoys.
The Canadian Canoe Museum
Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
Charles Perdew Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Harkers Island, North Carolina. 15 different communities, including the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. Dedicated to preserving local art, lore, culture and history, the guild established the area's first museum in 1992.
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Giles & Market Sts. The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum was established in 1986 as a private, non-profit institution and strives to communicate the heritage of Upper Bay decoy making to a national audience and to preserve the historical and cultural legacy of waterfowling and decoy making on the Chesapeake Bay. Their modern facility overlooks "The Flats" -- the twenty square miles of shallows where the Susquehanna River becomes the Chesapeake Bay -- a legendary hunting ground renowned for its bounty in waterfowl. The Decoy Museum provides the perfect opportunity to appreciate this unique American folk art form in a stunning setting!
Decoys have been a central element of Upper Bay tradition and culture for centuries, and the Museum houses one of the finest collections of Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled. Displays include 1,200 decoys and decorative carvings by masters such as R. Madison Mitchell, Bob McGaw, and the Ward brothers.
Visit the Decoy Museum and discover the art of decoy making and the waterfowling traditions that make Havre de Grace, Maryland the “Decoy Capital of the World!” For directions, hours and event information call 410-939-3739 or visit them online at http://decoymuseum.com.
Illinois State Museum - Harvesting the River Exhibit
State Museum in Springfield, the Meredosia River Museum in Meredosia, and the Lakeview Museum in Peoria have collections of hand-made carved decoys.
Milwaukee Public Museum -- Decoys
Collection History. The Waterfowl & Shorebird Decoy Collection was begun in 1966 by Museum artist William Schultz.
National Wild Turkey Federation
The Noyes Museum
As the only art museum in the region, The Noyes seeks to serve residents fine and folk art, plus an exceptional collection of vintage bird decoys.
Oshkosh Public Museum
A working seaport village and museum
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Salisbury, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University, is nestled next to Schumaker Pond. Surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Museum features the world's largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys. Changing exhibits which feature the finest examples of antique decoys from the Ward Museum collection and from other collectors' shelves across the country. Put the Ward Museum on your agenda for places to visit - enjoy the galleries, special events you can take part in, youth and adult educational classes (which include carving how-to's), group tours and seminars.
R. Madison Mitchell Endowment Trust
The R. Madison Mitchell Endowment Trust was established to continue his legacy through the work of the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
Depictions of bird species found along our waterways.