1912 Center

Jenny Sheneman, Executive Director dba Heart of the Arts, Inc.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and after hours by appointment or event.
Mail: PO Box 8851, Moscow
412 E. Third Street, Moscow
(208) 669-2249
(208) 883-4576

1912 Center
Located at 412 East 3rd Street, the former Moscow High School, built in 1912, is a three-story, 30,000 square foot building located on the edge of a historic residential neighborhood, three blocks from the City's commercial core. It is an excellent example of classical style architecture built during the Progressive School Era, with classic details in brick and white terracotta that are unique to the area.

This landmark is the home of Moscow's first multi-generational, multipurpose community center. The 1912 Center was purchased from the school district by the City of Moscow in 1997 from funds donated entirely by private citizens. Phase I of the project (Great Room, Kitchen and Plaza) opened to the public in October 2001. Phase II (Senior Center and Friendship Hall) opened in June of 2002.

We rent the Great Room, Kitchen, Plaza, Arts Workshop, Fiske Room, LeCompte Auditorium, Community Room, and Reception Hall to groups or individuals for events and proceeds go to the continuing renovation of the remaining unfinished portions of the facility.

Make your wedding, birthday, baby shower, dance, potluck or lecture even more memorable at the 1912 Center!

Heart of the Arts, Inc.
Founded in 2003 to develop and fund artistic and cultural programs, using the 1912 Center as the heart of that development, Heart of the Arts, Inc. is the non-profit company selected by the City of Moscow to run, maintain and grow the 1912 Center. HAI took over operations on May 1, 2007.

Heart of the Arts, Inc.'s mission is to:

  • Provide space and programs that welcome the greater Moscow community, residents and non-residents a like.
  • Foster connections between the community and various art forms.
  • Unite the community across the lines of age, race, gender and economics.
  • Give visibility to the history of this community.
  • Nurture new programs and organizations to meet emerging community need

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