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Home > Visit a Gateway > Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum - Havre de Grace, MD
Activities: The museum offers four permanent exhibits:
  • “What Is A Decoy?” The museum's main gallery examines the basic function and construction of decoys, then delves into the diversity of decoy styles.

  • “Gunning the Flats” This exhibit places decoys within their historical context by investigating the tools and techniques used by local hunters throughout the past two centuries for both market and sports hunting.

  • “Honoring the Masters” Occupying the entire second floor gallery, this exhibit allows visitors to analyze and compare the styles of the area’s great carvers while enjoying the incredible vista of the Susquehanna Flats from the second-floor gallery.

  • “Carving Workshop” Visitors can explore the original workshop of legendary carver R. Madison Mitchell exactly as it appeared during his lifetime.

The museum also offers carving demonstrations on weekends, plus carving classes on Monday mornings. Contact the museum prior to attending your first class; each class costs $25.

The museum also maintains a library full of resources on decoy carving, decoy carvers, decoy collecting, hunting, waterfowling, wetlands ecology, guns, bird identification, and bird biology. Located on the museum’s second floor, the library holds more than 600 volumes and a small assortment of archival material.

Bay Art & Decoy Carving Educational Programs
Facilities: The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum contains permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as a library.
Accessibility: The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum is handicapped accessible with a ramp leading into the museum and elevators inside the building.

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