Photo by David Harlan

The 1912 Center is a community building that has free drop in rooms (like the Welcome Room, Book Room and Friendship Hall), senior meals and programs, a hallway gallery, free community programs like Winter Market, Welcome Table, 1912 Center Makes! and AARP Tax Aide and rooms to rent for public and private events. Official office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but the building is open whenever events are booked allowing the public to visit in the evenings and on weekends too. Not sure if we are open? Check the calendars on the side bar to see if something is going on then feel free to stop by!

Rent a Room

The 1912 Center has many rooms of varying sizes and price points to help individuals, non-profits and businesses to host small events on up to 150 guests. Please check out our Rentals page to learn about the rooms and then click on the calendar link for the room you are interested in to see if the date you are hoping for is available. Not sure what room is right for your event? Contact the office by phone or text at (208) 669-2249 and Jenny will be more than happy to help you figure out what will work best!

Click to Rent a Space at the 1912 Center

"Lost in the Palouse"
by Ludmilla Parez Saskova

Visit the Gallery

On the first floor level of the 1912 Center the building features a hallway gallery that is host to a wide variety of art exhibits through out the year. The public is invited to come walk through the exhibit any time the building is open for events.

We also host a community art show once a year that receives art on the year's theme the Monday prior to the first Friday in February. All are welcome to participate from young to old, seasoned to novice artists!

Shows and artists who will be featured in the hallway gallery over the next months are:

Lost in the Palouse Landscape
Art by Ludmilla Parez Saskova
Opening Thursday, June 15th 4 to 8 p.m. for Artwalk
Show through August 2023

IWS Traveling Show
Idaho Watercolor Society's Traveling Show
Show during September 2023

Facets of Moscow Series I
By Ari Burns and David Harlan
October and November 2023

PWA Presents
Work from the Palouse Women Artists
December 2023 and January 2024

"As The Saying Goes"
Community art show, one piece of art per artist
Receiving art on the theme on Monday, January 29th, 2024
Opening event Friday, February 2nd, 2024 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Lecompte Auditorium

Second Floor Now Open

Now renting 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 four new spaces to rent: the Lecompte Auditorium, the Reception Gallery, the Community Living Room and the Green Dragon Game Room.

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. Black-out shades can be used 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. A back bar with a small sink and tall counter are on the west side of the room. The room can be set up with rectangle or round tables and can also be used as an open floor for dance classes.
The second floor also features the Community Living Room that can be rented for smaller gatherings and the Green Dragon Game Room that has regular game times for Bridge, Pinochle, Mah Jongg and Bingo. The Game Room can also be rented for evening and weekend private use.

If you are interested in learning more about the rentable spaces on the second floor, please contact Jenny Kostroff in the office at (208) 669-2249 or by email at 1912Center@gmail.com.

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 upstairs 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. Please note, 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 then you can head upstairs via stairs or elevator.

Barr Family Historic Classroom

Historic Classroom and
Book Room Now Open

Due to the fantastic community support in 2022, the facility continued to grow adding two more classrooms on the west end of the second floor. The Barr Family Historic Classroom and Book Room are now open!

The Book Room may be used at no cost any time the building is open and the room contains a large book shelf featuring a community used book sale in partnership with Moscow Friends of the Library. Funds raised are shared equally between the 1912 Center for operations of the room and Friends of the Library to support the programming that they offer to the community (like summer reading funding).

The Barr Family Historic Classroom is home to the Pen & Primer Project. This program allows area 4th graders to attend a day in the life of a student in 4th grade in 1913. Teachers interested in signing up their classes for this fall program can contact our office at (208) 669-2249. Students use nib pens, write with chalk, practice marching drills, use a 1913 Primer and more for a fun filled day!

We are still fundraising to be able to complete the third floor. Yep, there is another floor to go! 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. The third floor is a big and beautiful one that our community will love to use. Help us to get there with your gift today!

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 events in the spaces to help you plan your next visit to 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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