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October brings shorter days and hints at colder seasons coming to Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Whatever the prevailing temperatures, it's always a pleasure to visit the Museum.  You are welcome to wander the grounds, view the carved panels adorning the building, admire the sculptures and sit under the big White Pine listening to the cooling waters of the Kingfisher fountain.  If it's raining too hard or too cold outside for your taste, just come on in for our famous warm welcome.


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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