1939 - 1945, Built to be a Gallery

1945 May 15, Whittier News:

The Burning of the Mortgage   

The Whittier Art Association celebrated the end of their gallery’s mortgage debt on May 14, 1945. The Whittier News article shared the following:

“Perhaps more than any one other person responsible for the [Art] Association was Mrs. Myron J. Haig whose untiring efforts to have all debts paid this year were brought to a successful close when Mr. Fries held a match to the mortgage last evening”. 

The Whittier News, May 15, 1945

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