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Visit the Museum store for gifts, tools, toys and more. There are decoys and decorative bird carvings by a variety of artists ranging from exquisite miniatures to dramatic life-size sculptures. The shop carries hard-to-find items for beginners and experienced carvers including tools, blanks, patterns and starter kits. There are also field guides, books about birds and carving, music, bird song guides, and a large selection of intriguing and educational toys. Locally made jewelry and art are excellent gift choices for carvers, collectors and nature lovers—come in and browse.

gilley dvd  

Gilley: Portrait of a bird carver
Filmed by Richard W. Adams in 1981, this 25-minute documentary tells the story of Wendell Gilley’s transition from master plumber to master carver. A treat for those who knew Gilley and his great storytelling, a great introduction to those who never had the pleasure. The DVD also features a 5-minute update about the Museum produced in 2004, the year of Gilley’s centennial.

$18.95 ($4.00 shipping within the U.S.)

birds in wood and paint  

Birds in Wood and Paint
by Joseph H. Ellis
University Press of New England
A delightfully-detailed and lavishly-illustrated book about the best American carvers of miniature birds (1900-1970), Birds in Wood and Paint features a chapter devoted to Wendell Gilley. A must for collectors seeking how to authenticate works, showing not only the carvings, but signatures and other makers’ marks. A list of places to see bird carving collections is also included. Hardcover.

$60.00 ($8.00 shipping within the U.S.)

the art of bird carving  

The Art of Bird Carving:
A Guide to a Fascinating Hobby

by Wendell Gilley
3rd revised edition (final edition), out of print
New copies of this book are now available exclusively through the Wendell Gilley Museum. One of the first how-to books on the subject, this is a classic for the library of every carver and collector. Hardcover.

$13.95 ($7.05 shipping within the U.S.)

ceramic mug  

Ceramic mug
White ceramic mug with the Wendell Gilley Museum logo in dark green on both sides. The tall 12-ounce mug is elegant and keeps your beverage warm longer than a wide design.

$6.25 (4.00 shipping within the U.S.)

travel mug  

Travel mug
This 18-ounce stainless steel insulated travel mug with the Wendell Gilley Museum on one side features a snug lid with a convenient tab to open for drinking your hot or cold beverage.

$9.95 ($4.00 shipping within the U.S.)

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