On Saturday, August 11th, the Maritime Museum will host the third annual, Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild (LWCCG) Decoy Show and Sale. The LWCCG will have decoys on display and will present demonstrations in carving and finishing. Several decoys will also be for sale.
The LWCCG is a non-profit organization dedicated not only to the tradition of decoy carving, which is part of the culture of Southern Louisiana, but also preservation of Louisiana wetlands. Decoy carving is one of the first truly American art forms & Louisiana has always been at the heart of this tradition. The LWCCG, now 40 years old, was the second organization in the country dedicated to this art form. There are more world champions and master decoy carvers from Louisiana than any other state. Local carver, John Scallan, is the 2012 world champion in the life-size, pair floating, waterfowl carving competition. Mr. Scallan will be showing his work at the Decoy Show and Sale.
Both the LWCCG decoys and the boats built in the Maritime Museum’s traditional boat building class are works of art as well as functional history of our past. The Maritime Museum will provide demonstrations of boat building and a unique video documentary on the disappearing Cajun art of pirogue-making. There will be concessions for sale and a raffle for a nautical bag filled with “Experiences of The Museum.” Regular Museum admission prices will apply.