• Kenworthy Receives $70,000 Grant from M.J. Murdock Trust Foundation

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    January 14, 2020
    The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre recently received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington, to enhance audience experience and improve an historic theater.

    The grant will be used to maintain the significance of the historic space and upgrade the patron experience. From the projector to the screen, from new ergonomic chairs, to a safe floor all of these items hang together in creating a premier historic venue for patrons. These modifications and repairs will provide residents, and all visitors, a choice experience and will continue to be an integral part of the social life, arts and cultural, and the community of Moscow.

    The crown jewel of Moscow's downtown, the Kenworthy Theater was originally opened in 1926 and has served Moscow's population as the gathering place for films and entertainment for decades. In 2000 the non-profit organization, The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Inc., was established to carry on the legacy of the Kenworthy Family. The mission of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre is to be Moscow's premier historic, downtown, community performing ars venue and cinematic art house dedicated to hosting and providing high quality arts experiences to residents of and visitors to the Palouse Region.

    M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington - that seek to strengthen the region's educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
    Christine Gilmore, Executive Director
    director@kenworthy.org, 208-882-4127