Back Bay Wildfowl Guild

The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum and gift shop are operated by the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild, whose members founded the endeavor.

Mission:  Protect, Preserve, Promote and Provide

VISION: To be a passionate advocate for Coastal Virginia’s environmental and conservation needs through the use of our core values.  We aim to keep the past alive in order to shape a bright, educated future for our area.
Protect
Protect the natural resources of Coastal Virginia; home to a variety of waterfowl.
Preserve
Preserve the oral, written, artistic history and legacy of waterfowl hunting and decoys throughout Coastal Virginia.
Promote
Promote the education of conservation, history, and the arts through a variety of events and community partnerships.
Provide
Provide a connection to the past and venue for collaboration and celebration.

Board of Directors

Jason Seward
President
Wayne Jarman
Vice-President
Jim Mehne
Secretary
Larry Davenport
Treasurer
Parke Atkinson
Jim Briggs
Tom Richards
Tom Jeff Tinkham
William Walsh, Jr.
Curator
Fletcher Bryant
President Emeritus

Our Carvers

Sit and talk to an expert carver at work in our Carvers’ Room. Get swept away in the stories as you watch them craft their stunning works of art.

After you are done being mesmerized by the craftsmanship of decoy carving, we highly encourage you to browse the many carvings available in our museum gift shop.