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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.

Cohansey RiverFest Plein Air Competition

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The Commission released today the details of its annual Cohansey RiverFest Plein Air Competition to be held on Saturday, August 26th. The competition coincides with Gallery 50’s register date for the extremely popular Nature and the Landscape show, making it easy for artists to participate in both shows. If you are an artist at any level, consider trying your hand at one or both shows! Please note that the other festivities related to Cohansey RiverFest are scheduled this year for Saturday, September 16th. The artwork submitted for both shows will be on prominent display for the entire month of September.

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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.