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Mission and History

Our Mission

 Copyright © Andrew GoetzAlabama Elder : Copyright © Andrew GoetzCommunity Celebration of Place (CCP) works to strengthen community spirit and pride by using music and art to honor the dignity, hard work and resiliency of people from communities across the United States and beyond.

Our History

Director Larry Long founded Community Celebration of Place in 1999 after 30 years of working in communities across the world as a troubadour, activist, and educator. Read more...

Its board is a national board of educators and community leaders from across the country.

Community Celebration of Place is a 501-c3 non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible.

News & Events

Cashton, WI - 8th Grade Leadership will host a Cashton Community Celebration in honor of Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz’s 104th Birthday at the Cashton Community Hall on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  

Community Celebration of Place is partnering with Little Free Library on Saturday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Little Free Library Festival.

Join highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Long, Executive Director of Community Celebration of Palce for an evening of songs, stories and music.

Save Our History!

During 2017-2018, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come

We can not do this work without you.


My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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