Ribbon Cutting for the Cumberland Steeple

100 year old Cumberland building getting its steeple removed for renovation with a crane
May 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cumberland Community Events Center
1400 Santiam Rd SE
Albany, OR 97321
541- 905-0545
Ribbon Cutting for the Cumberland Steeple @ Cumberland Community Events Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

The ribbon cutting and dedication of the renovated and restored steeple will include A Cappella Groups from South Albany High School and Calapooia Middle School. Mayor Alex Johnson II and other city officials will be there for ribbon cutting. Food and refreshments will be provided.

History of the Cumberland

The Cumberland Church building has been a part of Albany for 130 years. The church was built in 1892 by the Cumberland Presbyterians, a progressive branch of the Presbyterian Church. When it was dedicated on May 5, 1892, it was a rectangular, one room meeting-style church. The building was moved to its new home on the corner of Santiam and Pine on October 17, 2021. The new address is 1400 Santiam Road SE. Once restoration is complete, the Cumberland would offer educational and enrichment programs for children and families, provide a facility for the arts, education, recreation, celebration and locally-based activities, and invite groups, both public and private, to rent the building for events. Read more about the history of the Cumberland at AlbanyCumberland.org.

Photo: “Cumberland Steeple Removal” by Dan Bateman

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