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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.

We will be open Friday through Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, including an open house and members carving show on Sunday afternoon. School and community groups are welcome to arrange programs, and family programs, members’ carving club, and carving classes are held as scheduled. Beginning on June 1, we will be open Tueday through Saturday. In July our hours extend to Mondays through Saturdaour ys, and we host summer exhibition, An Abundance of Riches, woodblock prints by Andrea Rich.





May 20
Family Program

May 26
Museum galleries open
for Summer Season

May 28
Spring Carving Show

June 17

daylong workshop

July 1 through October 25
An Abundance of Riches
Exhibit of woodblock prints

August 3
Flight of Swallows
Wine tasting fundraiser

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