News & Updates

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Welcome!  The Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission is pleased to present its new web presence.  This website includes information on the numerous programs and events hosted or funded through the Commission.  The Commission’s goal is to be entirely transparent in its administration.  If you are searching for something related to the Commission’s work and do not find it on this website, please contact us so that we may improve access.

Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia

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The Commission is very excited to be working with WheatonArts once again on a Creative Community Connections project entitled, “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia.” Programming associated with this project will happen throughout this year and into 2019. It all begins with an exhibition of Vietnamese Dong Ho paintings, a form of woodcut art, at the Down Jersey Folklife Center on the WheatonArts campus beginning on Friday, May 11th. Hopefully we will see you at the opening reception!

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Statement of Mission

The mission of the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission is dedicated to the development and promotion of public interest in the arts and history of local and county cultural traditions.

Accesibility Statement

Ensuring that the programming supported by the Cultural & Heritage Commission is available to the widest possible audience is among the highest of Commission priorities. This includes access for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 and requires that all providers of public programs and services make those offerings equally accessible to all people regardless of any individual’s physical or mental disability. The Commission is dedicated to assisting the Cumberland County cultural community both fulfill its obligations and bring the arts to all people. All venues utilized by the Commission are wheelchair accessible. Assistive services such as sign language interpreting, audio description, and open captioning are available upon request provided 15 days in advance. Large print publications are available at all times. Please contact the Cumberland County Department of Planning and Development at (856) 453-2175 for further accessibility details.