Welcome to the Gilchrist

A charming early 19th-century Federal mansion with six renovated galleries, an art library and landscaped gardens is the setting for a rotating schedule of art exhibits from various media and theme-oriented presentations. The museum also emphasizes local and state history and culture. In addition, art lectures and classes are offered to the general public.

Renew or Join Today!

Easily and quickly renew your yearly membership, or join today by clicking the link below!

Membership Levels Include:

  • Individual: $25
  • Family: $45
  • Patron: $100
  • Silver Benefactor: $250
  • Gold Benefactor: $500
  • Platinum Benefactor: $1000
  • Docent membership: Complimentary with volunteering. Contact us for details.


Restoration & Beautification Project

The Gilchrist Gardens have long been a local treasure. Over the years, the garden grounds and plant life have been in need of updating and care to restore it to its former glory. We are asking for your help to make that happen!

We thank you for your contribution and support. It is through your support that we are able to improve the grounds for our community, and engage the residents of our town in educational activities!

Our goal is set at $15,000 for 2021-2023, with hopes to have the completed funds by the end of 2023. We appreciate your support!

2021 Gallery Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required inside the gallery.

April 9 – May 9
Reception Saturday, April 10
Susan Johnston & Karen Sarles

May 14 – June 13
Reception Saturday, May 15
Area Artists Showcase

June 18 – July 18
Reception Saturday, June 19
Chris Nelson & Kristina Hall

July 23 – August 22
Reception Saturday, July 24
Eileen Dorsey & Lacey Ann Miller

• August 21, 2021 •
13th Annual Gilchrist Gala

August 27 – September 26
Reception Saturday, September 11
Brent Nelson

October 1 – October 31
Reception Saturday, October 2
Quest Skinner

November 26 – December 19
Reception Friday, November 26, 4-6PM
Art For Giving

Opening receptions occur from 5pm – 7pm inside the Gilchrist Gallery and are free and open to the public.

Become a future gallery show!

Calling all artists! If you would like information on having a gallery showing at the Gilchrist, please contact us today! We are always looking for fresh new faces to add to our schedule of artists.

Rent the gallery for an event.

The C. William Gilchrist Mansion is available to rent for special events, receptions and parties…

If you would like more information on how to rent the Mansion for your event, please email us and a staff member will contact you to answer any questions you might have concerning the Mansion.

Accessibility Statement: The Gilchrist Gallery and Museum is accessible to all. The ground level is wheelchair accessible and we are pleased to try to accommodate other reasonable requests from patrons needing additional assistance with adequate notice. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Gilchrist Gallery and Museum and its programs, services, activities and facilities. Anyone requiring auxiliary aid, or who has a concern, should contact the Gilchrist Gallery and Museum Board of Directors directly via email.

How to find us.

Email us: gilchristgalleryandmuseum@gmail.com

Call us: 301-724-5800

Visit us: 104 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

Open from: April – December; Fri. – Sun. from 1 to 4

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions or concerns! Also, please reach out if you are an artist and are interested in learning more about showing your work at the gallery. We are currently planning our schedule for next year and would love to hear from you!