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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Special Events Calendar

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Arts special events calendar is updated regularly. If you would like us to keep you informed about upcoming special events, please subscribe to our email newsletter. A complete listing of all Museum sponsored events can be seen on our Program Calendar.


Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD (map)
47th Annual Ward World Championship  Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival Roland E. Powell Convention Center Ocean City, MD April 28, 29 & 30, 2017 Hours: Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Living Legends Award Presentation (Performing Arts Center) 5 p.m. Living Legends Dinner at The Grand Hotel 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. World Class Art and Carving Benefit Auction (Performing Arts Center) 2 p.m. Award ceremony(Performing Arts Center) 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admiss...
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)
The Ward Museum, Salisbury University Presents: A Celebration of Local Traditions May 20, 2017 FREE ADMISSION 10 am - 5 pm Evening Concert 5 -7 pm     Event Happenings (activities added as confirmed) Smith Island Cake Demo Decoy Carving Demo Kid Zone Farmers' Market Bird House Building Native American Traditions Food Trucks Local History Exhibits Artisan Market Place Fishing & Paddling Demos Local Foodway Demos Basket & Trap Weaving Demos Crab, Oyster, & Fish Demos A...
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)
Join us for a weekend of photography featuring photos of Art in Nature.  Photographers from all of the United States come to the museum to have their work displayed ad judged in the museum galleries.  Also available that weekend are seminars and workshops led by some of the biggest names in the business.   For more information call 410-742-4988 ext. 120 or
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)

Come and learn the fine art of pairing with the third lesson in our 2017 series.  In this lesson learn from experts what to pair with tasty treats and dinners.  Fee:  Ward Museum members, Salisbury University faculty, staff, and students: $25 per person or $45 per couple; Non-members:  $30 per person or $55 per couple.  Tickets available for purchase through Treetops Gifts online or call 410-742-4988 ext. 120.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)
You are invited to learn the history of your treasures!  A panel of certified specialists will be available to evaluate your items.  Your panel of evaluators' areas of expertise includes colonial artifacts, coins, decoys, folk art, glassware, hunting & maritime artifacts, prints & paintings, sculptures, silver, textiles & related material.  Fee is $5 per item evaluated.  Don't have anything to be evaluated stop by to watch admission is free!  
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)

The crisp, clear fall air and beautiful grounds of the museum will once again set the stage for a day of excitement, anticipation, and socialization among decoy collectors and carvers from across the country.  The Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo pays tribute to decoys from the past while encouraging the carving of new ones. Admission to the event and museum are free!

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)
Delicious cocktails and fabulous jewelry just in time for the Holidays! Take a chance and bid on gently used jewelry donated from all over the community. Perfect opportunity to pick up a Holiday Gift! All proceeds from the silent auction benefit The Ward Foundation. Interested in making a jewelry donation? Give us a call! And cocktails and bites to help you plan your Holiday Parties!  Wine, beer, and Liquor all come back along with new recipes to showcase with your Holiday meals! Ticket Cos...
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury MD (map)
Bring your quarters or get them from us; be prepared to bid on great holiday gift items from local businesses! Your general admission paddle gets you into the auction and allows you to bid on the fantastic items. A VIP ticket includes admission to the event, one roll of quarters and entry into the VIP room where you can nibble on an array of tasty treats from local restaurants and holiday cocktails. Ticket Prices TBA.  
The lobby andgrounds decked out for the holidays offering a perfect setting for acommunity gathering. Don’t miss out on the chance to have your picturetaken with Santa & make delightful winter crafts. Free admission toevent and galleries and special discounts in Treetops Gifts of Art andNature!