Restoring our History, Rebuilding our Future

The White Pine Community Choir Association (WPCCA) is on a mission to restore the Centennial Fine Arts Center in Ely, Nevada. Originally built as an LDS Stake Tabernacle, the building has been a landmark of this rural eastern Nevada town since the 1920s.

See our progress

Interested in supporting this effort?

The Centennial Fine Arts Center is in need of renovations and repairs. Donations are needed and welcomed!

IN MEMORIAM

Carol Oxborrow McKenzie, who served as the president of the White Pine Community Choir Association from July 2018 until her passing, died on December 27, 2021.

Read the full memoriam here.

About CFAC/WPCCA

The Centennial Fine Arts Center (CFAC) is a historic landmark in downtown Ely. The building was originally the Ely LDS Stake Tabernacle.

The White Pine Community Choir Association (WPCCA) was founded in 1962 and performed several concerts a year. The Choir is now focusing its time on leading the CFAC renovation efforts.

1927

Ely LDS Stake Tabernacle completed, used as a church until decommissioned in 1976 when a new stake center was built several miles away

1986

White Pine Community Choir Association purchased the building to be used for choir rehearsals and performances as well as community events

1992

Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places

2018

CFAC board reorganizes, design charrette held in partnership with Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership and Partners for Sacred Places

2018

501(c)(3) designation secured, monthly choir meetings launch in July, Centennial Fine Arts Center (CFAC) community meetings begin in August

2019

Funding secured from multiple sources, grants continue to be written, renovation assessments approved, planning begins!