America’s largest decoy collecting club adopts new name

Batavia, Ill. July 15, 2020: Today, the former Midwest Decoy Collectors Association announced that it has changed its name to the “North American Decoy Collectors Association” (NADCA) to better reflect the reality of its membership and scope. It is remarkable that what started out 55 years ago as a small gathering of early decoy enthusiasts from the Midwest has grown into the largest and most geographically diverse decoy collecting group anywhere. With nearly 800 members hailing from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces, the organization is, in fact, “North American.” NADCA members collect decoys and related sporting collectibles from all over the continent and its roster includes historians, authors, restorers, dealers, magazine publishers and contemporary folk artists.

The organization also sponsors the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show each spring. The largest event of its kind, the annual show attracts collectors and dealers from all over North America who come to share their enthusiasm for the hobby and to add an artifact or two to their collections. The new name truly reflects what the club is today and aligns better with the annual show branding allowing the NADCA to more seamlessly associate the organization as sponsor of this premier collecting event.

Going forward, this name change will allow the NADCA to position the association more aggressively for growth by becoming more relevant than ever to collectors outside of the Midwest. Growth provides the ability to offer additional services and greater value to members and ensures that the club remains healthy and vibrant well into the future.

To join the NADCA, go to, or contact Member Chair Matt Bryant at

The North American Decoy Collectors Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect and preserve the history of the decoy as original American folk art. As the largest gathering of its kind, the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show is the premier opportunity for the novice, antique dealer or experienced collector to network and learn more about the decoy as functional folk art or to add to their collections. For more information, please visit