The C. William Gilchrist Gallery and Museum is in a mansion built in 1845, in transitional Federal-Greek Revival architectural style. It houses six renovated galleries (those on the ground floor comprising the Gilchrist Gallery), an art library, a costume collection, a permanent collection and landscaped gardens. The museum currently hosts the Western Maryland Watercolor Society as well. From the end of March through December 24th, it is the setting for monthly art exhibits by nationally recognized artists working in a wide range of mediums.
The museum also emphasizes local and state history and culture. In addition there are scheduled lectures, discussions and performances scheduled throughout the season to highlight various aspects of the exhibitions. The organization is committed to maintain and restore the historical structure and grounds at 104 Washington Street, Cumberland, Maryland and provide visual and performing arts education to the community while contributing to economic and tourism development in the area.
The Gallery is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4PM. There is no admission charge, but donations are greatly appreciated in order to keep this non-profit gem alive and serving the community. For more information please go to www.facebook.com/gilchristgallery or call 301-724-5800.
104 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502