What's Happening: 

The 2020 Term Year: 

April 28-29, 2020


4th Annual Delmarva Heritage Days

To be held at the Delmarva Discovery Museum in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Contact: Susan Buckle Pusey at (410) 957-9933 or visit www.delmarvadiscoverymuseum.org. 

May 2-3 2020


39th Annual Havre de Grace Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival 

To be held at the Middle School in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Contact: Havre de Grace Decoy Museum at (410) 939-3739 or visit www.decoymuseum.com.


May 8-9, 2020

Annual  Spring Auction by Guyette & Deeter 

To be held at the Westin Lombard in Lombard, Illinois. Contact: Guyette & Deeter at (410) 745-0485 or visit www.guyetteanddeeter.com.


Sunday, May 17, 2020


 Connecticut Decoy Show 

To be held at the Army Navy Club 1090 Main St. Manchester CT Carvers and collectors. For more information contact Tom Reiley at Thomas.Reiley@gmail.com

LIDCA Meeting Show & Tell Schedule for upcoming months 

LIDCA Meeting Show & Tell Schedule for upcoming months 

June 10, 2020                     Pintails, David Ward and Babylon



Carver Presentation Schedule

June 10, 2020              Bob Liehr on Chief Cuffee

Below are cancellations of events that were scheduled in the 
decoy collecting community and one still scheduled
The New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association show scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been canceled.
The East Coast Decoy Collectors Association buy, sell & swap scheduled for April 17 – 18, 2020 in Saint Michaels Maryland has been canceled. 
The Harve de Grace Decoy & Wildlife Art festival scheduled for May 2-3, 2020 has been canceled.
The Midwest Decoy Collectors Association scheduled for May 5 – 9, 2020 has been canceled.
Guyette & Deeter has elected not to hold their annual auction in Chicago, they and are working out details to execute the sale from Maryland. The auction dates have moved to May 8-9, 2020.
Visit their website www.guyetteanddeeter.com for more complete information. If you are interested in more details about specific lots, please contact Gary Guyette at 410-745-0485 or Jon Deeter at 440-610-1768.
STILL Happeningas of 3.28.20
The Connecticut Decoy Showscheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020 is still on. It will be held at the Army Navy Club 1090 Main St. Manchester CT Carvers and collectors. For more information contact Tom Reiley at Thomas.Reiley@gmail.com

Visiting The Ward Museum


The LIDCA maintains a permanent display cabinet at the Ward Foundation Museum in Salisbury, MD as a means of providing ongoing visibility for our organization.  This is a great opportunity for our Long Island stories as this is a location that receives a high volume of traffic throughout the year as well as the Foundation hosting several special events in any given year.

We have hosted revolving exhibits for several years now and will continue to do so with any number of our members spearheading this effort in the past.  On October 23, 2018, member Craig Kessler traveled to Salisbury to deliver a scaled down version of our exhibit from the March 2017 LIDCA annual show, “ON THE FALLING TIDE-THE STORY OF TRADITIONAL BLACK DUCK GUNNING ON LI’s SOUTH SHORE”.


The abbreviated display consists of 14 black duck decoys spanning the south shore from Seaford in the west to Moriches in the east.  Examples include works from Gruby Verity, Jimmy Ketcham, Lem Tucker, Wilbur A. Corwin, George Robert, Reginald Smith, and others.  Also included are two pieces of flat art, “Black Ducks the Old Way” by Peter Corwin which depicts south bay grass boats owned by original LIDCA members Bud Ward and Ronnie Bauer, and the first stamp print artwork of the Long Island Wildfowl and Wetlands League from 1977.  The display is rounded out with several display boards prepared by Steve Sanford that were also part of our 2017 show.


2019 August Picnic Photos

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