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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ward Museum Breaks Ground on New Legacy Center May 19

Architectural Rendering

An architectural rendering shows the location of the new center at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University's Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for the new John A. Luetkemeyer Sr. and Thomas F. Mullan Jr. Legacy Center 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 19.

John A. Luetkemeyer Jr. and Thomas F. Mullan III donated a combined gift of $400,000 for the construction of the new facility at the museum to be named in honor their late fathers.

With their donation, the new building will add 2,300 square feet to the museum and be used as an education center and flexible meeting space to serve the growing needs of educational and cultural programs for all ages. The center will enable the museum to serve grade-wide school field trips for the first time. It will also incorporate environmentally sustainable design.

The community is invited to celebrate with donors and supporters of the Ward Foundation and SU. Light refreshments will be provided. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by Friday, May 15, by calling 410-742-4988, ext. 105, or emailing

For more information contact Lora Bottinelli at 410-742-4988 or email

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