Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Salisbury, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: The Ward Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of wildfowl carving in the world. Growing from the simple practice of creating decoys to attract the Chesapeake Bay's heavy concentrations of migrating ducks and geese, wildfowl carving has evolved into a fine art form. The Ward Museum tells the story of the connections between the natural environment, hunting and art and displays some of the finest historical and modern examples of wildfowl carving. Named for brothers Lem and Steve Ward of Crisfield, MD, whose skill and vision elevated decoy carving to fine art, the Museum also works to promote, preserve and perpetuate wildfowl art nationally.
Location / Directions:

From the north, take business 50 through town. Turn right onto Beaglin Park Road. At the fourth stoplight, turn left on South Schumaker. The museum is on your immediate left.

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Address: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
Visitor Phone: (410) 742-4988
Activities: In addition to gallery exhibits and the annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition, the Museum runs educational programs for children and adults through tours planned in advanc. Activities for children include soap carving, bird watching and Environmental Reading. Carving classes taught by respected artists offer adults the opportunity to learn from the masters. Topical seminars, workshops, demonstrations and lectures promote wildfowl art and foster environmental awareness.

Bay Art & Decoy Carving Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs

Operating Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
Visitor Facilities: Museum includes: galleries featuring painting, sculpture and carving; displays tracing the history of the decoy as a hunter's tool; exhibits on natural wildfowl environments; decoys from regions across the continent's major flyways; a stylized recreation of the Ward Brother’s workshop; and the Championship Gallery, featuring the “Best in World” winners from annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition.
Website: http://www.wardmuseum.org

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