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2023 Gilchrist Gallery Schedule
Allegany County Student Show
April 15,16,22,23, 2023
Opening Reception: April 15, 2023
Iris & Peter Halmos Collection
May 5, 2023 – June 4, 2023
Opening Reception: May 6, 2023
June 9, 2023 – July 2, 2023
Opening Reception: June 10, 2023
July 7, 2023 – July 30, 2023
Opening Reception: July 8, 2023
August 4, 2023 – August 27, 2023
Opening Reception: August 5, 2023
Sept 1, 2023 – Oct 8, 2023
Opening Reception: September 16, 2023
Oct 13, 2023 – Nov 12, 2023
Opening Reception: October 14, 2023
Art for Giving 2023
Nov 24, 2023 – Dec 23, 2023
Opening Reception: November 24, 2023
Opening Receptions held at the C. William Gilchrist Gallery, 104 Washington Street, at 5:00 PM
About the Gilchrist
Built during the Colonial era, the mansion stood within the stockade boundary of colonial Fort Cumberland. Artifacts dating from the French and Indian War have been found on the property. In 1843, Judge Thomas Perry began building the residence. It is one of the oldest brick structures on Washington Street. Judge Oliver Cromwell Gephart purchased property in 1875 at public auction, and soon enriched the house with many new features and additions. In 1916 the mansion was passed on to the Gephart’s daughters, Mary and Susan.
After Mary Gephart Gillette’s death, her granddaughter, Christine Gillette Piper bought the house from her estate in 1953. Christine’s main contribution was the loving and dedicated preservation of the house and gardens. She and her ancestors had lived in the mansion for 120 years.
The house was later purchased by Mrs. Jeanette Gilchrist and donated to the Cumberland Cultural Foundation for the purpose of creating a gallery, which was accomplished in 1999. Mrs. Gilchrist requested the gallery be named in memory of her husband, C. William Gilchrist, patron of the arts.
Executive Board Members 2022
Courtney McKay Jensen
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