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Trip Advisor Impressive Artistry of Wildfowl Sculptors
Nov 20, 2014 by: Morris-Madison from Madison, Wisconsin
A marvel of artistry imitating nature. The displays are fascinating, and are arranged by galleries in methodical and instructional groupings. The docents were informative and carver Al's live presentation of the stages of wood carving was personable and enlightening. The Ward Museum features examples of astonishingly realistic and award-winning wildfowl models. Some of the models qualify as true art in their own right and deserve recognition. This museum beautifully addresses this area. Don't miss the exceptional "Hawk and Falcon" (1972) by Grainger McKoy! The Ward Museum is well worth a detour if you're anywhere in the area.

Trip Advisor Exceptional wildlife art
Nov 13, 2014 by: Whiterabbit13 from Bayport, New York
Worth the visit, especially if you are into wildlife, especially ducks & duck decoys. The talent in this museum is overwhelming! The Ward brothers were extremely talented men, fortunately, there handy work has been preserved.

Trip Advisor Great little museum - fascinating and lovely
Nov 03, 2014 by: DollysBaby from Alexandria, Virginia
Don't drive through Salisbury on your way to somewhere else again without stopping at the Ward Museum! You don't have to be a fan of duck hunting or even bird watching to marvel at the artistry of the super carvings. Took three of my college roommates who took me at my word that they'd find it fascinating. They were not disappointed.

Trip Advisor A way of life long gone
Oct 23, 2014 by: Woodsylady from Pennsylvania
Anyone who visits the Eastern Shore should not miss the Ward Museum. Not only for the wild fowl exhibits but the market hunting history of the area. A way of life that no longer exists.

Trip Advisor Amazing museum!
Oct 13, 2014 by: travelexplorer27 from Salisbury
There is not another museum like the Ward Museum! To see the magnificent wood carvings the artists make is like stepping into a different world. The art of "imitation waterfowl" is unbelievable and the Museum hosts an international world-wide competition every April in Ocean City, Md. Decoy carving is a celebrated art and this history is so well told at the Museum. Lem and Steve Ward were considered the greatest carvers of all and served as an inspiration to numerous others. A replica of their workshop is in the museum.

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