You can build tomorrow’s FRCC and help kick off the next 25 years with a single or sustaining birthday gift. Your donation directly supports our 25th anniversary celebration to help sustain FRCC’s building. The best part? The Roundhouse Foundation is matching up to 25K! That means, as our community works together, FRCC will celebrate its special anniversary with 50K!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING FRCC!
ABOUT OUR MISSION 💕
Four Rivers Cultural Center is a mighty rural 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the Western Treasure Valley. We are an 85,000 sq foot facility that is home to a performing arts theater, museum, Japanese garden, rotating art gallery, plus, a conference and rental facility.
Our mission and belief are that every individual should have access to the transforming power of art, culture, education, and history, because of that belief, we provide program access at the lowest cost or free. We bring people to learn from one another and challenge the idea that our differences separate us. We do this through four tenets of our programming; Inspire, Preserve, Serve and Inform.
ABOUT OUR SPACE 🏛
FRCC's facility is an asset to our rural community which houses many civic, social, corporate, and nonprofit events. When our community chooses FRCC as their venue rental, those proceeds support all of the work we do as a nonprofit organization. Your support of our 25th anniversary ensures this facility is healthy and available for future generations to meet and celebrate.
To learn more about our venue visit: https://bit.ly/FRCCVENUE
FRCC'S HISTORY ✨
On May 31, 1997, FRCC officially opened the museum, gallery, gift shop, and lobby, with September 1997 seeing the official opening of the Convention Center and Performing Arts Theatre.
A quick look at FRCC’s history tells the story of three local men, who in 1987, created the initial idea for the Center: FRCC was destined to memorialize the men and women of Japanese American ancestry who served during WWII even when their country forcefully placed all Japanese people into internment/work camps (one of those camps was located as close as Nyssa, OR).
After the war, a significant amount of these men and women settled in the western treasure valley; they felt it to be a safe haven where they were accepted by the community.
Knowing the many stories and rich contributions of their fellowman, community members supported the idea of a Japanese Cultural Center to honor them. The local Japanese Americans felt honored by the idea, but proposed their story be told as part of the total history of the western treasure valley.
They wished for a place to welcome and celebrate the many stories and cultural groups who contributed to the formation of the area.
Thus, a place for you; for everyone was created with the purpose of celebrating culture and diversity for a more vibrant community. That place is the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum.