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The Wendell Gilley Museum 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.

If you are feeling inspired, consider joining our creative communitycarving classes, family activities, and members’ carving club continue all winter. And if you can’t fly in, follow the flock on Facebook. School and community groups are welcome to arrange programs and tours.

special events and giving opportunities

Gratitude and Giving
We are truly grateful for the generosity of so many members and visitors. Your support allows us to continue a long tradition of rich exhibitions and programs; it also makes our work so successful and enjoyable.

Your gift in any amount is deeply appreciated and supports our mission of preserving Wendell Gilley’s work and keeping his legacy of encouraging creativity and learning alive.

Donations, whether they are for membership, annual giving, Flight of Swallows benefit, or the Nina Gormley fund, to honor Nina's years of dedication and commitment to the Gilley Museum, are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. You can contribute onlineor contact us for more details.





Carving Club

Fridays, 1 to 4 pm

Birds at the Brewery
Wednesday, March 21
1 to 4pm
Fogtown Brewing Company

Red Knot Decoy Class
Saturdays, March 24 to April 7

10 am to noon

Spring Open House
Sunday, May 27

12 to 4 pm

Barbara Ernst Prey:
Earth, Sea, Sky

Summer exhibition
July through mid-October

Flight of Swallows
Wine-tasting benefit
August 2, 2018

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