Vultures play an important role in maintaining ecosystems, but the scavenging birds of prey more often are known for circling over dead animal carcasses or […]
Steve Valleau came to the Wendell Gilley Museum in 1985 looking for a summer job and he hasn’t left since. Valleau is the museum’s carver-in-residence […]
Pine and spruce trees towered above the trail strewn with pine needles. Clover and mossy banks flanked the winding path where birds’ melodic songs echoed […]
Driving north on Route 1A from Ellsworth, most motorists are intent on a mission. Tourists may be headed to Acadia National Park while locals may […]
Opened in 1981, the Wendell Gilley Museum was created to celebrate the work of Gilley (1904-1983), who is regarded as a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving.
Outside, a cool ocean breeze washes over the manicured lawn of the circa 1855 Maine farmhouse overlooking Bass Harbor. Herring gulls squall overhead. Hand-crafted buoys […]
For more than 30 years, the Wendell Gilley Museum has been a community center that celebrates the life and work of master bird carver Wendell Gilley.