2018 Hall of Fame Induction


On Tuesday, June 2, 2018 the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association held a small plate reception to honor and celebrate Hurley Conklin (Carver) and John Hillman (Collector) for their contributions to the decoy community. Both men were posthumously elected to the NJ Decoy Hall of Fame this year.

While more than 50 members enjoyed appetizers and desserts several speakers told stories of their encounters with the two men. Members also displayed fine examples of their works and Jim and Deb Allen provided two videos for the members to view. Bob Seabrook provided the storyboards for the evening’s exhibit.

The event was organized by Pete Butler. Blessing given by Clarence Fennimore. Thanks to all who helped with the event. Flowers provided by J.W. Lloyd Lawncare. Photos of the event by Nancee Jo Luciani.

(Click on the light green names to read more about the person)

Established in 2006, the New Jersey Decoy Hall of Fame members now include:
2006 William Cramer
2009 Harry V. Shourds III
2010 David Rhodes
2011 Dick Gove
Art Birdsall
2012 Bill Cordrey
Clarence Fennimore
2013 Bill Doggart
Bob White
2014 Grove Conrad
JP Hand
2015 Lawrence Pollin
Robert Seabrook
2016 Pete Butler
John Holloway
2017 Jim Allen
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