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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.

Spring has finally arrived in earnest in Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Warblers and hummingbirds animate the blossoming trees and the voices of thrushes and other songbirds have joined the frog chorus. Public hours resumed at the Museum on the 22nd of May and the Spring Open House and Carving Show on May 24th was a rousing success. The Gilley will be open again for the last weekend of May, Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday from noon - 4 pm, before returning to full-time seasonal hours.  Saturday, May 30th, the annual Whittle-A-Warbler Workshop will feature the beautiful Pine Warbler.  Register in advance for a hands-on experience or stop in to watch.  Details can be found here. 


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