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

Operating as usual

11/04/2020
11/03/2020
Duck Breeding

Do you know where most of the duck species lay their eggs? Have you heard of the Prairie Pothole Region?

Carve and Candy 2020!  A few pictures of the fun painted and carved pumpkins and one of the duckies found in the scaveng...
11/02/2020

Carve and Candy 2020! A few pictures of the fun painted and carved pumpkins and one of the duckies found in the scavenger hunt. More to come.

We have 4 punt guns displayed in the museum, just another reason to come and visit.
10/30/2020

We have 4 punt guns displayed in the museum, just another reason to come and visit.

Another example of environmental consciousness in reusing a tool.
10/29/2020

Another example of environmental consciousness in reusing a tool.

Spots are limited:  Sign up today to bring your little ones to our Annual Carve and Candy.   Lots of activities and cand...
10/29/2020
Carve and Candy

Spots are limited: Sign up today to bring your little ones to our Annual Carve and Candy. Lots of activities and candies, plus a fun treasure hunt through the museum. Pre-registration is required.
Act now: Reserve your carving spot through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122288414941

Carve a pumpkin, paint a ghost silhouette, and explore the spooky museum.

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.Act now: Reser...
10/29/2020
Carve and Candy

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
Act now: Reserve your carving spot through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122288414941

Carve a pumpkin, paint a ghost silhouette, and explore the spooky museum.

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.Act now: Reser...
10/28/2020
Carve and Candy

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
Act now: Reserve your carving spot through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122288414941

Carve a pumpkin, paint a ghost silhouette, and explore the spooky museum.

One more item duck hunters used while hunting.
10/28/2020

One more item duck hunters used while hunting.

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.Act now: Reser...
10/28/2020
Carve and Candy

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
Act now: Reserve your carving spot through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122288414941

Carve a pumpkin, paint a ghost silhouette, and explore the spooky museum.

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.Act now: Reser...
10/28/2020
Carve and Candy

DON'T BE SCARED, it's not too late to sign up to to carve your pumpkin at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
Act now: Reserve your carving spot through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122288414941

Carve a pumpkin, paint a ghost silhouette, and explore the spooky museum.

10/22/2020
The large white gun was used in the early days of duck hunting.
10/21/2020

The large white gun was used in the early days of duck hunting.

10/20/2020
Duck Stamp Act

Did you know public artists create the stamp that raises money to preserve wet lands for water fowl.

What other buildings in Havre de Grace have been repurposed?
10/16/2020

What other buildings in Havre de Grace have been repurposed?

10/15/2020
10/14/2020
10/13/2020
Repurposing Buildings

Think about buildings in your town and learn their history. How have they been repurposed. Think about reusing and repurposing items before you throw them away.

10/09/2020
This is just one of the duck or goose callers we have here at the museum.  You can see more on your next visit.
10/08/2020

This is just one of the duck or goose callers we have here at the museum. You can see more on your next visit.

Just wondering how this was used in waterfowl hunting??
10/07/2020

Just wondering how this was used in waterfowl hunting??

09/24/2020
Visit us October 1, 2020 for Grandparents Day.
09/23/2020

Visit us October 1, 2020 for Grandparents Day.

09/23/2020
09/22/2020
Sink Box Boat

Learn about a popular gunning boat that was outlawed in 1935.

The Hdg Decoy Museum board of directors in action this evening at the monthly board meeting.  Lots of plans, programs, w...
09/22/2020

The Hdg Decoy Museum board of directors in action this evening at the monthly board meeting. Lots of plans, programs, work and camaraderie this evening. We have a great group of volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, let us know.

Come visit the museum and see our new display:Decoys from the Attic
09/21/2020

Come visit the museum and see our new display:
Decoys from the Attic

09/18/2020
09/17/2020

Address

215 Giles St
Havre De Grace, MD
21078

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 16:30
Thursday 10:30 - 16:30
Friday 10:30 - 16:30
Saturday 10:30 - 16:30
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(410) 939-3739

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We have 4 available tables for the show in Galena Maryland tomorrow. Anyone wishing to exhibit please contact me at 410-708-7011 today. The show set is from 7-9 and show hours are 9am to 3pm. Table space is 50.00 per table.
The Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy show is just days away and the anticipation is growing. We have 50 tables sold and people calling to ask if the show is still going to happen. Please spread the work that the answer is YES. We are expecting alot of friends to show up at this event. COVID 19 restrictions will be in place so we ask everyone to be patient. We are planning a small auction at 1pm you will not want to miss the 5 items we will auction off. Thank You to J R Russum Antiques for offering to do the auction. Hope to see everyone on Saturday. Thank you to all our sponsors this year also. Come out to this event and see old friends, old decoys and the Charlie Joiner display celebrating his over 60 years of carving.
The Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show will be held on September 12, 2020 at the Galena Vol. Fire Co. in Galena Md. from 9am to 3pm. There will be a 5 item auction at 1pm that you will not want to miss. We have just 3 table spaces left and the show will be sold out for Vendors. Due to COVID 19 Face Masks will be required, social distancing and maximum capacity of 200 peoples will all be inforced. We have many vendors coming back for the second year of this show along with 10 new vendors. Come enjoy the only show on the delmarva since February. Admission is just a $5.00 donation going to the Charlie Joiner/Charlie Bryan investment account at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Kids under 12 are free. Contact me at 410-708-7011 for table space.
The Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show is still on for September 12, 2020. THere are conditions imposed by the State such as 6 feet social distancing, Mandatory Facemask use, hand sanitizers will be throughout the show for everyone's use limit of 50 table vendors, limit to 50%capacity to the Fire station which will be a total of 166( vendors and patrons) at any one time. Our local health dept. is trying to cooperate with us. I still have table space available so if you want to be a vendor it will be 1st come 1reserved until we are at capacity. Hope to see everyone there at the Fire Station on September 12 from 9 to 3. Everyone will also have to sign in for contact tracing purposes only
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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