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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

Museum Hours

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

Institutional Facts

Business Name: Ward Foundation, Inc.

Doing Business As: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Year of Origin: Foundation-1968; Museum-1976

Current Operating Budget: Approximately $1 million

Annual Report: Annual Report - FY2016 Come Fly With Us

Annual Report: Annual Report- FY2017 We've Spread Our Wings

Total Annual Regional Economic Impact: $6.1 million

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

Members: Approximately 1900 dues-paying members in all 50 states and 10 countries

Staff size: 10 full time; 7 part time; 1 AmeriCorps member; 1 graduate assistant

Volunteer Pool: Over 700 volunteers

Number of Items in the permanent collection: Approximately 2,500

Museum Facilities Info:
    4.5 acres, 30,000 square feet, built in 1991 by Davis, Bowen and Friedel, Inc. with lead architect Mike Wigley

Designated Chesapeake Bay Gateway
    By National Parks Service Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Designated State Aided Institution
    By the Maryland State Department of Education

Designated Regional Interpretive Center
    By the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

Affiliated Foundation
    With Salisbury University and University System of Maryland

Maryland Traditions Partner
    With the Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions Program

City Partner
    With the Council for Environmental Education’s Flying WILD program

Certified Green Center
    By the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education