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Resident Curator Applications Now Accepted for Mount Gilead, Public Meeting Scheduled

Mount GileadThe Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from resident curators for the rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the historic Mount Gilead house at 5634 Mount Gilead Road in Centreville. All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, to be considered.

Additionally, staff from the Resident Curator Program have announced a public meeting planned for Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library (14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville). Staff will be presenting a synopsis of the Resident Curator Program and the future plans for the rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the historic house. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers from members of the community and prospective curator applicants.

Mount Gilead is an 18th-century vernacular-style house that was originally built as a combined residence and tavern. Several restorative changes were made to the property to preserve and rebuild the home in the mid-1930s, and again during the 1950s and 1960s. The house was recorded as part of the Virginia Landmarks Survey, as well as in the 1969 Historic American Buildings Survey. The six-acre property and historic house was purchased by the Park Authority in 1996.

The Resident Curator Program offers long-term lease agreements to qualified tenants in beautiful public park settings. The curator leases are without charge in exchange for a financial commitment and approved rehabilitation of the Park Authority’s underutilized historic properties.

Complete application forms and additional information about the Mount Gilead site are available by visiting the Resident Curator Program's Mount Gilead webpage.

For more information, contact Stephanie Langton, Resident Curator Program manager, at 703-324-8791 or by email at

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