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December days are short and we have already had several blasts of snow and ice in Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Whatever the prevailing weather, it's always a pleasure to visit the Museum.  Come in for our famous warm welcome and see what's new in the galleries and gift shop.  The fall carving class is finishing up its flock of Tufted Titmice to show off at our 2014 Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 14th from noon to 4 pm.  Stop in to check on progress, see the finished works or to sign up for the winter class.  New members are always welcome to join our carving club, held Friday afternoons all winter, weather permitting.


Exploring the natural world through art and action is fun at the Gilley Museum, so be sure to duck in; there is always so much to see and do. Check current hours and find out our latest news on our Facebook page. 

The Wendell Gilley Museum is a community center that celebrates the life and work of Wendell Gilley, a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving. It teaches the art of bird carving and presents art exhibitions and educational programs with a special focus on people, nature and art. The Museum endeavors to inspire appreciation of the visual arts, engagement in artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world.


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