Wild Markets: Waterfowling as Occupation in the Chesapeake Region

Talk by: JACKSON MEDEL, Curator and Folklorist at the Ward Museum

October 14, 4 pm, SU Art Galleries | Downtown, 212 W. Main Street, Gallery Building 

From the market gunning days in the late 18th century through to contemporary gun clubs and guided hunting trips, waterfowling has a long history in the working life of the Chesapeake region. This talk will trace the early days of waterfowling history through to the modern day, examining its connections to the history of conservation and the development of the decorative decoy as part of the working traditions of the Chesapeake Bay region.

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This talk is one of several special events offered as part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, The Way We Worked.

FREE and OPEN to the Public.

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