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Celebrate  Nature,  Art  and  Creativity  in  Maine.

Wendell Gilley delighted in helping others to find connections with nature and creativity. Our Museum sustains his legacy through vibrant art exhibitions and a wide range of hands-on creative and educational programs for all ages.


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A visit with our Osprey Family

Osprey Family Webcam at Hogs Island

Visitors to the Gilley will be very familiar with the osprey family that we spend almost every day with each summer, via webcam. It's fascinating to watch the eggs hatch and the chicks (the ones that make it) fledge. Plus, their home on Hog Island in Maine is beautiful.

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Crazy, Creative Collage!

Below are some excellent online videos and ideas by local artists to get you inspired. Each project is very different, and as you'll see from all of their work, collage is a super fun art form that you can do with scissors, glue, and anything you can glue down. The results can be beautiful and sometimes surprising and can send a positive message. 

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Birds & Bees Nature Craft Projects

Check out our new Mason Bee Houses. Easy to make, fun to decorate - a great way to get creative, and to get outside and learn more about bees. Watch a video about the Bee Houses by our museum artist, Steven Valleau here and See pictures of completed houses here. Kits are for local pick up or delivered by mail and include the materials you need. Read more about the kits, and how to order below - and learn more about Solitary Bees below too.

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Ashley Bryan reads Beautiful Blackbird

Watch this wonderful Video of Ashley Bryan reading his book Beautiful Blackbird and Visit Crazy, Creative Collage here on our website for a video lesson with artists Erika and Sienna Rosso, inspired by Beautiful Blackbirds - and lots of other fun collage ideas by local artists. 

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News

A visit with our Osprey Family

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Gilley Members Gallery

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Migratory Bird Day and Artist Sherrie York

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Birds & Bees Nature Craft Projects

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Crazy, Creative Collage!

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Events

June 16, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Carving Classes Coming Soon!

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August 18, 2020, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

RESCHEDULED for August. Creating Foam Prints with Sherrie York

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