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1113 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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 the natural resources of Coastal Virginia; home to a variety of waterfowl.
Preserve the oral, written, artistic history and legacy of waterfowl hunting and decoys throughout Coastal Virginia.
Promote the education of conservation, history, and the arts through a variety of events and community partnerships.
Provide a connection to the past and venue for collaboration and celebration.

Board of Directors

Aimee Rhodes
Jason Seward
Vice President
Parke Atkinson
Larry Davenport
Charles L. (Lynn) Hightower
Jim Mehne
Jeff Tinkham
Mark Cromwell
Philip Davenport
Chris Ludford
William Walsh, Jr.

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.