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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.

Autumn is in the air in Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Migrating birds stop for a visit on their way through and the last colorful leaves of the season are falling. We have been busy at the Museum welcoming visitors during our neighbor, Acadia National Park's Centennial. We are proud to be a partner in the ongoing celebrations. Through December 10th, the Museum is open on Friday and Saturday and for special Sunday events on November 20th and December 11th. See our hours and admission page for details. Duck in to see the exhibits or check out the gift shop for great ideas for holiday giving. Enroll in or watch a workshop or partake in members' carving club on Fridays, beginning November 4th.


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