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Celebrate  Nature,  Art  and  Creativity  in  Maine.

Wendell Gilley delighted in helping others 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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Carving Classes will continue into the autumn

These are our usual great summer carving classes - two hours long and limited to five people as always.  This summer and fall we will be carving spaced apart and outdoors, under the new Gilley Tent. Face coverings required. Two classes are offered each Tuesday and Thursday through mid-October, one at 10:30am and one at 2pm.

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Birds, Nature and Art - ONLINE

Below you will find links to online material and activities about birds, nature, and art. These are especially good resources from some of our friends for learning about the natural world and getting creative. We are also adding some of our own great online art classes and hands-on kits that can be mailed out - stay tuned for more! Click "Expand" to see the list. 

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O Solo, Bee-O!

Some bees just like to be alone. Mason bees and leaf-cutter bees are non-stinging solitary bees that nest in cavities. You can help them find a home by building a bee house with a kit from the Wendell Gilley Museum. In these bee houses, the cavities are 5-inch-deep drilled holes — deep enough, we hope, to be safe from a woodpecker tongue.

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Fly your Bird Flags!

Create an inspiring and beautiful bird flag that you can hang at your house - or bring to the Gilley Museum and we will proudly display it for all to see! Based on the idea of a "prayer flag" that embodies good thoughts and intentions, these flags are a positive and fun art project. Click "Expand" to read more and to join artist Allison Maurais for this online video project. 

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News

Opening July 2

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O Solo, Bee-O!

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Learn & Do ONLINE

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New Addition to the Flock

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Gilley Members Gallery

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Events