Wendell Gilley Museum

Southwest Harbor, ME

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Address: 4 Herrick Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679, USA How do we get there? Number: 207 244 7555
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Opened in 1981, the 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.

Come wander the grounds, view the carved panels adorning the museum building, and listen to the newly installed Kingfisher fountain. This summer the Museum presents a different twist on bird carving.

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5 years.


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Wendell Gilley Museum FAQ’s

If you are interested in learning to carve, you can sign up for a lesson or a lifetime; short and long workshops are offered.

Visit the Museum store for gifts, tools, toys and more.

Teachers and youth group leaders are welcome to schedule art and natural history programs year-round.

The Museum’s side entrance provides easy access for
wheelchair users. All public facilities, including restrooms,
are on the ground floor and are barrier-free. There is a
wheelchair available at the front desk for visitor use.

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