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The Archives of Falconry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution. We wouldn't be here without the generous support of our donors. You can help The Archive’s enter a new era of expanded accessibility with your gift.

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Falconry Book Sale

You can now buy volumes from the Heritage Series in our bookstore. You can also participate in our online auction where you can bid on exceedingly rare Patron Editions from the Heritage Series as well as highly-collectible used books. Hurry! Bidding ends on November 15th. Proceeds support the Archives.

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Collection Highlights

Widmeier sketch
Widmeier sketch

The First Jump by Robert Widmeier, pen and ink. Object ID 1991.18.39

Life with an Indian Prince
Life with an Indian Prince

By John J. and Frank C. Craighead Jr. Object ID 2001.99.1

Book: Falconry in the British Isles
Falconry in the British Isles

Major Charles Hawking Fisher's personal copy, Object ID 1986.2.41

Gene Johnson Painting
Homecoming by Gene Johnson (1996)

Poster Series NAFA Field Meet Prints 1979-2019. Object ID 2021.FIC.124

Hawking bag
Hawking bag - John Moran

Detail from a custom-decorated leather hawking bag. Object ID 2009.67.1

Hawk-waterer
Animal Waterer

Burnished Chinese "Hu Lu" or "Hawk-Waterer." Object ID 1992.30.1

falconry hood
Karl Mollen Hood

Object ID 2005.60.1

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Plate from Ehon Taka Kagami

Book by Kyosai Kawanabe. Object ID 1994.25.1

Who We Are

We are a destination for falconers, sportsmen and women, scholars, journalists, and other interested public - to visit, support, learn, and explore this ancient connection between humans and birds of prey.

The Archives of Falconry was founded in 1986 by several visionary falconers who were also leaders of The Peregrine Fund. We have since grown into a world-renowned repository of falconry material culture and historical records. The Archives collects and preserves falconry heritage and the legacy of notable falconers, including their correspondence, memorabilia, art, crafts, and life stories. The Archives also interprets significant events in falconry history and celebrates the role of falconers in the birth of raptor conservation.

Our Mission

To collect, preserve, and interpret global falconry history, art, literature, and material culture.

Our Purpose

To protect, educate, and ably defend the history of falconry as a meaningful heritage.

Our Vision

The Archives of Falconry will reach, engage, and inspire a diverse world community of falconers, sportsmen and women, scholars, journalists, and other interested public with compelling programs and prominent online resources.

Our Mission

To collect, preserve, and interpret global falconry history, art, literature, and material culture.

Our Purpose

To protect, educate, and ably defend the history of falconry as a meaningful heritage.

Our Vision

The Archives of Falconry will reach, engage, and inspire a diverse world community of falconers, sportsmen and women, scholars, journalists, and other interested public with compelling programs and prominent online resources.


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