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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.

While we gear up for the summer, we are not “closed for the season;” school and community groups are welcome, by appointment, and family programs, members’ carving club, and carving classes are held as scheduled. Hardy resident birds like chickadees, nuthatches, crows and cardinals can be spotted around our grounds and we are delighted to serve our equally hardy human residents year-round and to welcome spring and summer migrantsof all species—when they return with the lengthening days.





Tribute to long-time supporter David Rockefeller Sr.

May 20
Family Program

May 26
Museum galleries open
for Summer Season

May 28
Spring Carving Show

June 10

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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