The Gilcrease Orchard was established in 1977 by Ted and Bill Gilcrease. In 1997 Ted created the Gilcrease Orchard Foundation to preserve the orchard and provide the community with the opportunity to learn about agriculture. It is a non-profit foundation governed by a volunteer board of trustees.
Bill, who turned 91 last June, wants his family legacy to be remembered and enjoyed by visitors to the Orchard. “We built the Orchard with the intention it would be around for a very long time,” says Bill.