Meet New Jersey's Decoy Carver of the Year, Nancee Jo Luciani!

Join Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck as she interviews Nancee Jo Luciani, the New Jersey Decoy Collector & Carver Association's Carver of the Year for 2023, and the first female carver in the history of the organization! Nancee Jo has not...

Meet Decoy Carver: Dick Jessen!

Life-long tradition bearer, Dick Jessen and his family discuss his career in decoy making; his talent for painting, and how this tradition is being passed on to the next generation. Dick was an original volunteer at the Tuckerton Seaport, as...

Celebrating 21 years: Love, COVID and Cancer
February 20, 2021 App Interview

We discussed the beginning of our relationship 21 years ago and where we have come since then, including since Will's diagnosis of level 4 glioblastoma 13 months ago.

Meet Traditional Barnegat Bay Decoy Carver & Folk Artist, J.P. Hand!

Tuckerton Seaport Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews J.P. Hand of Goshen, New Jersey. JP has been carving traditional Barnegat Bay decoys for the past 50+ years. In this interview, he discusses how decoy carving became a part of his life,...

Meet Decoy Carver, Collector, & Tradition-bearer: Gene Marshall

Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews Gene Marshall, of Forked River, New Jersey. He discusses his passion for decoy collection, his techniques of carving, his craftsmanship of the working decoy, and his mentor in the field, his father, George Marshall. Photographs...