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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury

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The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is located at 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland, United States. This museum has the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carvings in the world, ranging from art sculptures to working decoys used by hunters. The museum was named after Lem and Steve Ward from Crisfield, Maryland, two pioneers who moved decoy carvings into the realm of fine art.
The museum includes:

Welcome Theatre

Decoy In Time

Habitat Theatre

Art Lamay Gallery

Decoy Study Gallery

The Ward Brothers’ Workshop

Championship Gallery.
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  • To be honest, the main goal in visiting the Ward Museum was to see the traveling exhibit of documentary quilts of Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither. I am familiar with her work and wanted to see the quilt...  more »
  • I entered a couple decoys in the 2021 Ward World Championship Virtual competition and when I went to pick up my entries they told me I could visit the museum while I waited. They were very careful to....  more »
  • Small, but fun day trip. Very informative center, and thorough explanations of art work. The museum is very focused on the bird hunting culture of Delmarva. The small trail had great scenery, a good way to spend an afternoon.
  • The museum was interesting and enjoyed it. Disappointed in the lady at the counter. She was a bit scattered explaining everything they had in the museum as there were other venues going on that day. We paid to see the Andy Warhol exhibit, which was very disappointing. We thought it would be better known pieces, but turned out to be random shots my children could have produced.

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