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Opened October 29, 2016
Little Things Gallery

Antique duck decoys, rescued from the waterways that were their original home, are now widely recognized as folk art sculptures. Because Erie is located on one of the major flyways, both an early market gunning industry and sport hunting thrived here. As in other regions, a school of local decoy carving developed. Decoy carving was also an artistic expression of a lifestyle that flourished on Erie’s bayfront. The Little Things gallery now showcases duck decoys from the Museum’s permanent art collection, including work by Erie carvers Frank Buchner, Ken Chandley, Robert Ebisch, K. Henrichs, Harry Hahn, Jack Sweet, and a few unknown old timers.