The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Gash Worked For Prestigious Metropolitan Museum Of Art

 

Margaret Gash at work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the early 1940s. (Photo courtesy of UNCG University Archives.)

Margaret Avery Gash was born to Thomas Lenoir and Dovie Ann Deaver Gash near Brevard in 1873. The Gash and Deaver families were instrumental in the early development of Transylvania County and Brevard. Her father, a Confederate veteran, served as mayor of Brevard and later represented the area in the North Carolina Legislature.

Margaret claimed to be the second person to enroll in what is now UNCG. According to family lore she was "sitting on the steps" when the doors opened. She was dismayed to learn that the first student had enrolled by mail which she didn't think was an appropriate wa...



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