The Atlantic Waterfowl Heritage Museum exhibits carvings of waterfowl and shorebirds from early traditional forms to fine art created by contemporary artists. Some of the historic decoys date to the 1800s. The museum is housed in the historic 1895 deWitt house, the only original cottage still located on the Boardwalk. Local carvers are on hand daily to demonstrate their craft, and the gift shop is one of the most interesting in Virginia Beach, with many decoys and carvings for sale, as well as other bird related items. In the upstairs gallery, old photos and postcards trace the history of the Virginia Beach resort, as well as the evolution of the many hunt clubs in the area. Virginia Beach’s original one – room library, with books dating from the 1930s, is located on the museum grounds, as well as a historic boathouse. A seaside garden of salt – tolerant plants and sculptures provides a quiet spot to sit and relax.