Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Free Parking and Gift Shop!Modest Admission Fee.Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter. For more information visit our website.
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The mission of the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum is to document, preserve, and interpret the history of waterfowl decoys as a unique form of folk art that has become a distinctive element in the cultural landscape of this region – the Susquehanna Flats and the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum seeks to engage and educate its visitors with exceptional exhibits that describe this rich heritage and the interplay among the region, its people, and the art of decoy making since the 19th century. The Museum strives to transfer this knowledge to our future generations. We also publish The Canvasback, a quarterly journal now in its 23rd year. Follow us on Instagram @havredegrace_decoymuseum and Twitter @decoymuseum

We have been missing the view from the City of Havre de Grace’s Decoy Cam (situated on our upper deck) but effective tod...
05/06/2020
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We have been missing the view from the City of Havre de Grace’s Decoy Cam (situated on our upper deck) but effective today, it is back online. Enjoy!!!! Www.decoymuseum.com

WELCOME TO THE HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY MUSEUM Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum houses one of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled. The museum was established in 1986 as a private, non-profit

Congratulations to our Spring Raffle winners!  We will be in touch shortly to coordinate pickup/delivery. 1st prize - Ju...
05/04/2020

Congratulations to our Spring Raffle winners! We will be in touch shortly to coordinate pickup/delivery.

1st prize - Judith Lubcher
2nd prize - P. Jay
3rd prize - Joe Miller
4th prize - Tom Coudon

Thanks to all for your participation!

It's Spring Raffle Time! Call or stop by for your tickets!

This weekend would have marked our 39th Annual Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival.  We are saddened that this event was can...
05/02/2020

This weekend would have marked our 39th Annual Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival. We are saddened that this event was cancelled and are missing everyone greatly.

We look forward to bringing you a “bigger and better” 39th Annual Festival next year! Stay well

Final call!
04/29/2020

Final call!

It's Spring Raffle Time! Call or stop by for your tickets!

Delta Waterfowl Foundation
04/22/2020
Delta Waterfowl Foundation

Delta Waterfowl Foundation

Using Delta’s successful Working Wetlands Program as a blueprint, the NRCS has launched the Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program.

USFWS Proposes Liberal Frameworks for 2020-2021 Waterfowl Season
04/20/2020
USFWS Proposes Liberal Frameworks for 2020-2021 Waterfowl Season

USFWS Proposes Liberal Frameworks for 2020-2021 Waterfowl Season

USFWS Proposes Liberal Frameworks for 2020-2021 Waterfowl Season By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Great news: Under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed 2020-2021 Frameworks for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations, U.S. waterfowlers will again enjoy liberal season lengths this fall, in...

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum's cover photo
04/20/2020

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum's cover photo

Just two weeks until the drawing!  Get your raffle tickets to us today!
04/20/2020

Just two weeks until the drawing! Get your raffle tickets to us today!

It's Spring Raffle Time! Call or stop by for your tickets!

04/15/2020
Wildfowl Carving Magazine

Wildfowl Carving Magazine

Wildfowl Carving Magazine editor Tom Huntington invites you to participate in the 2020 Online Carving Competition.

Visit Harford
04/02/2020

Visit Harford

We want to know... when the stay-at-home order lifts, what is the first thing YOU will do in Harford County, Maryland? Share a photo using #StayHomeHarford or leave us a comment. Let's put some inspiration and hope out there for better days ahead! 🙌

Our Spring Raffle is still on and a winner will be drawn on May 3rd!  If you are interested in tickets, email us at info...
03/31/2020

Our Spring Raffle is still on and a winner will be drawn on May 3rd! If you are interested in tickets, email us at [email protected]! We are happy to complete your tickets for you.

It's Spring Raffle Time! Call or stop by for your tickets!

After careful consideration, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Board of Directors has come to the difficult decision to ca...
03/24/2020

After careful consideration, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Board of Directors has come to the difficult decision to cancel the 39th Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival, which was to have been held May 2 & 3, 2020. This decision comes in the wake of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the current restrictions issued by Governor Larry Hogan and the State of Maryland, and other governors across the country.

We are mindful of the gravity of this announcement for our vendors, competitors, sponsors and guests. In the coming weeks, Museum staff will be in touch regarding refunds, etc. Those with questions should contact the Museum at (410) 939-3739, ext. 1 or via email to [email protected]

In the meantime, stay well and we look forward to seeing you for next year's Festival!

After 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, 3/20), the Decoy Museum will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 (Coron...
03/19/2020

After 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, 3/20), the Decoy Museum will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Please note: NO final decision has been made to cancel the 39th Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival yet.

It is our goal to be as proactive as possible in helping to contain the virus and ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. During our closure, we will be conducting a deep cleaning of the museum and working on some exhibit changes. We will also continue to process memberships, raffle submissions, etc.

Please continue to monitor our social media for further details. Take good care of yourselves, and others, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!

03/16/2020

We are OPENED for business. Displays have been wiped down and our crowds are small. A nice way to escape the house and practice social distancing.

03/14/2020

The Museum IS open this weekend!

03/05/2020
39th ANNUAL HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL

39th ANNUAL HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL

May 2 & 3, 2020

Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival May 2 & 3. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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 in the Havre de Grace Middle School and the Decoy Museum.

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum's cover photo
03/05/2020

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum's cover photo

02/27/2020
Attention parents:  The Student Art Contest returns this year as part of our Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival!  Get ...
02/26/2020

Attention parents: The Student Art Contest returns this year as part of our Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival! Get those creative juices flowing.

It's Spring Raffle Time!  Call or stop by for your tickets!
02/21/2020

It's Spring Raffle Time! Call or stop by for your tickets!

02/19/2020
Pitboss Waterfowl

Check out our Honorary Chair for this year’s Decoy Festival!!

#ScoterZillias or as John Prather calls them the "Black Swan"... some #DecoyCarving from October 2017

Patrick Vincenti was elected to the Harford County Council as the representative for District E in 2014. He serves as th...
02/07/2020

Patrick Vincenti was elected to the Harford County Council as the representative for District E in 2014. He serves as the Council Liaison on the Local Management Board, Department of Social Services Advisory Board, GREAT Neighbors Program at Halls Cross Roads Elementary, and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee.

Pat Vincenti's Big Decoy was made for the ferry that travels from Lewes to Cape May. It was placed in the main room of t...
02/06/2020

Pat Vincenti's Big Decoy was made for the ferry that travels from Lewes to Cape May. It was placed in the main room of the boat, and replicas of the blackduck were sold on the ferry as souvenirs.

The Big Decoy that Pat and Jeannie Vincenti built was made out sugar pine wood. Over 900 board feet were used, and it to...
02/05/2020

The Big Decoy that Pat and Jeannie Vincenti built was made out sugar pine wood. Over 900 board feet were used, and it took three weeks to complete. By the time it was done, it weighed 650lbs!

After many discussions, the design team for the ferry chose Pat Vincenti's blackduck because of its popularity in Delawa...
02/04/2020

After many discussions, the design team for the ferry chose Pat Vincenti's blackduck because of its popularity in Delaware. The oversized decoy would be 6 1/2 feet. The Bay Authority also ordered 12 pairs of regular size decoys.

In September 1996, Pat and Jeannie Vincenti, were chosen by the Delaware Bay Authority to help decorate a new ferry that...
02/03/2020

In September 1996, Pat and Jeannie Vincenti, were chosen by the Delaware Bay Authority to help decorate a new ferry that would have a waterfowl theme. The idea was to have a large decoy mounted inside the ferry for people to take pictures with.

Pat Vincenti is active in the business and non-profit communities of Harford County. He is a member of the Aberdeen, Hav...
01/31/2020

Pat Vincenti is active in the business and non-profit communities of Harford County. He is a member of the Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and Harford County Chambers of Commerce, Society of Italian American Businessmen and Aberdeen Rotary Club. His service also extends to include 30 years of involvement with the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Board of Directors and 25 years as a Board Member with the R. Madison Mitchell Trust.

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A reminder to all vendors. The Charlie Joiner Memorial decoy show is coming up on September 7th and space is filling up. Please send your response forms in as soon as possible to guarantee your space for this First show in Galena Maryland.
To all the Decoy world. We lost a dear frriend of the Museum today. Mr. William Reinbold of Chestertown passed away at his home. He was 91.Bill and his sister Margaret R. Blair made the large Diaroma in the Museum of Canada Geese. Bill carved mostly miniatures and was very well known for his bird carvings.
Could not be happier. I got $100 in birthday money. Spent it all at Dick Robinson's booth and decoys. May decoy show going on now.
Thank you so much for hosting the UCDC meeting today! You are awesome for allowing us to have our inaugural meeting of upper cheasapeake duck decoy collectors meet and greet, let's turn this into something special like the duck fair was! Let's not lose the history of the decoy capitol !
I'm pleased to announce that my book about Cecil County decoys is available on line at www.cecilcountydecoys.com I hope you find it enjoyable.
I am pleased to present an electronic version of my book on Cecil County decoys and the history of Charlestown, Maryland. To preview my book on line please visit www.cecilcountydecoys.com Also check me out on Facebook at Cecil County Decoys
I am pleased to present my electronic book on Cecil County decoys and the history of the town of Charlestown, Maryland. You can preview my book for free by visiting
Was great to see Capt Harry today along with Charles and Joey Jobes , having guest carvers is a great idea! We all need to spread the word and support this effort.
Got this from a good friend today. A peice of history
Coot by Bryan Bodt and yellow legs carved by Manfreed Scheel. Purchased at the decoy festival.