Community centers provide a space to gather together, create memories, and celebrate life.
Join us as we work to save the Cumberland Church building and transform it into a community event center.
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Linn County is currently in Stage 2 of reopening
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We Are Hosting Open House Events Again!
Now that Linn county is in stage 2 of reopening we can host open house events again! There will be a few changes though.
Reserve Your Spot to Visit the Cumberland
Beginning June 14, Cumberland Community Events Center volunteers will hold Sunday open houses for small groups at the building, 401 Main St. S.E., through August.
Participants will be able to tour the former church, built in 1892, learn about plans to relocate and renovate the building to create a community events center and view the latest architectural design drawings. Volunteers will be available to answer any questions and solicit input from the community.
In order to maintain Covid-19 guidelines for groups, visitors are asked to reserve a spot by 3 p.m. Thursday prior to each event by contacting the Albany Visitors Association, 541-928-0911, or email email@example.com. Physical distancing will be observed and visitors are asked to wear face masks.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is one of only four pre-WWII wooden churches left in Albany and is the city’s only Queen Anne Style church. The other three are Gothic Revival.
The city of Albany owns the building and in September of 2019 the City Council agreed to work with the Cumberland board of directors to help save the structure and allow it to be moved to a nearby location, where it would become a community events center.
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Thanks to the hard work of many, and the unwavering support of our donors we are happy to report that the Cumberland Community Events Center has officially purchased the lot at 520 Pine-the future home of the Cumberland church!
Thank You for your support!
Cumberland Community Events Center Advances Vision
ALBANY, OREGON – October 30, 2020 - The Cumberland Community Events Center is one step closer to bringing their vision to reality.
Following a successful fundraising event hosted by Springhill Cellars, the nonprofit organization is prepared to close on the purchase of property from the city at 520 Pine. The lot, at the southwest corner of Santiam and Pine, will be the location of the relocated Cumberland Church building. The group is now working to raise the funds necessary to prepare the site and move the building. Although the pandemic has made fundraising more challenging, they intend to reach their goal and relocate the building by next spring.
Longer term plans call for constructing an addition to the building along with adjacent parking. Once complete, the community events center will offer educational and enrichment programs with a focus on children and families. To ensure economic viability, the facility will also be available for rent and able to accommodate events ranging from business meetings to family gatherings such as weddings and reunions.
You can learn more by visiting the organization’s website: albanycumberland.org or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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