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. Migranting birds stop for a visit before moving through and colder temperatures and colorful leaves mark the season. 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 October, the Museum remains open Tuesday through Saturday. See our hours and admission page for details. Duck in to see the exhibits or check out the gift shop or call ahead to sign up for a carving lesson.