Summer Plaza Concert Series

Final Concert of the Season
Monday, August 23, 2021

Food and drinks for sale at 5:30 p.m. and music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Moscow's own Border Highlanders Pipe and Drum Corps will bring their rousing Scottish bagpiping and drumming to the Plaza on Monday evening, August 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the final free concert of the summer season.

Keeping things international, bratwurst and other German street food by StoutKraut will be available for sale starting at 5:30 pm and all through the concert, along with drinks from Moscow Brewing Co.

While the bagpipers rest their lungs during intermission, we will hold the official ribbon cutting for the newly finished Community Living Room and Green Dragon Game Room located on the second floor of the building. Be the first to see the new spaces, and tour the entire floor to see all the latest additions to our 1912 Center!

Note: In the event of heat, smoke, rain, or a wild swarm of yellow jackets, we will move from the Plaza to the air-conditioned Great Room a few feet away. So no matter what nature gives us, come down to the building on August 23rd for some fun for the whole family!

"Let There Be Light" by Elaina Pierson

An Ode to Old Stuff

ArtWalk Artist Elaina Pierson's
Current show at the 1912 Center

Our 2021 summer ArtWalk artist Elaina Pierson's show, An Ode to Old Stuff, is on display through the end of August in our hallway gallery. The show features exquisite photographs of familiar subjects like the McConnell Mansion, St. Ignatius Hospital and our very own 1912 Center. With a keen eye for details and interesting composition, Elaina's first gallery show of work is a real treat to see.

The public is invited to visit our hallway gallery any time the building is open (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., later on weekends with events) to see the work. You won't want to miss it!

All photographs are available for purchase. Enquire in the 1912 Center office if there is a piece you'd like to own. Purchased work can be picked up once the show comes down.

Lecompte Auditorium

Second Floor Now Open

Now renting new spaces upstairs!

The 1912 Center has cut the ribbon to the second floor of the facility and you are invited to tour the newest addition to the usable spaces available in the building any time to see what has been added. In addition to the Mark Ford Anderson staircase (west side of the building) and the Community staircase on the east side of the building, we now have a beautiful second floor hallway, four new bathrooms and two new spaces to rent: the Lecompte Auditorium and the Reception Gallery.

The Lecompte Auditorium, named for the first major donor to the 1912 Center renovation, Janet Lecompte, features elevator access to a small stage, a large drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, cushioned seating for up to 100 guests, beautiful wood floors and indirect sunlight from north-facing windows. This room can be arranged with rectangle tables for classes or lectures, rows of chairs with an aisle for weddings, or with nothing in the room to teach a fitness class in the space. Coming this fall, we will be adding black-out shades to assist with presentations in the room.

Reception Gallery

On the south side of the second floor, across from the Lecompte Auditorium, is our new Reception Gallery. This room with a large entrance from the hallway through sliding pocket doors, features wood floors with south-facing windows, seating benches by the windows and a view of the tree tops. This room can be used for a group of 60 people for a seated dinner or more for a standing reception. Coming this fall, we will be adding a back bar with a small fridge and sink to help with events hosted in the space. It can be set up with rectangle or round tables and can also be used for karate or dance classes.

If you are interested in learning more about the two new rentable spaces on the second floor, please contact Jenny Kostroff in the office at (208) 669-2249 or by email at 1912Center@gmail.com. These rooms can be rented seperately or together for events and they can also be added to a Great Room rental (for example, as a wedding location before a reception in the Great Room). We are happy to show you around the new floor so feel free to come on by when the building is open. The side doors on the 1912 Center are only unlocked during events on the second floor so please enter on the southeast side of the building's first floor, by the 1912 Center bench, to find the office or to head upstairs via stairs or elevator.

Community Living Room In Progress

What's Next?

Community Living Room
and Green Dragon Game Room

Due to the fantastic community support over the past year, the facility is continuing to grow with the current renovation of two more classrooms on the east end of the second floor. We are in the process of renovating the Community Living Room and the Green Dragon Game Room for use beginning this fall. These needed smaller spaces are getting plaster repairs, lighting, heating and cooling, wood trim repairs and replacement, sinks and cabinets, wood floors refinished, new paint and furnishings with a goal of a ribbon cutting on Monday, August 23rd during the intermission for the last Plaza Concert of the season.

Meanwhile, we are still fundraising to be able to complete the second floor and add an historic classroom and a library/meeting room to the west end. We hope to begin work on those rooms in January of 2022 with your help. YOU can be a part of this renovation work. Every dollar we raise goes directly to the construction project. Feel free to donate to help us to finish the renovations. We still have another floor to go (and it is a big and beautiful one)!

Click here to donate to the project!

Questions about the renovation project? Please contact Jenny Kostroff in the 1912 Center office at (208) 669-2249 or e-mail the 1912 Center at 1912Center@gmail.com and she will happily share with you what is happening at the building. Thank you so much for your shared excitement as we get more space renovated inside the 1912 Center as soon as possible!

In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page or find us on Instagram under 1912 Center for updates on happenings in the building and photos of past events in the spaces to help you plan your next event at the 1912 Center. We appreciate your support!


Heart of the Arts, Inc. (HAI) Enriching lives and creating community by operating and restoring the 1912 Center.


1912 Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
412 East Third Street * Moscow, ID 83843 * (208) 669-2249
Located between Adams & Van Buren
Just three blocks up from downtown on Third Street, across from Moscow High School

Please walk, bike, carpool or use the bus to come to the 1912 Center as parking is limited.
Also, be considerate of our neighbors and do not block their driveways.

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