Harry W. Morrison, co-founder of the Morrison Knudsen Construction Company, and his wife, Velma V. Morrison, shared a love of music and Broadway theatre, and dreamed of building a performing arts center in their beloved Boise. The dream finally became reality in 1984, long after Harry’s passing in 1971. Velma, who had long been a Boise Music Week supporter, offered the use of the Morrison Center for the highlight event, the Broadway Musical production, beginning in 1988.
Since then thousands have had the thrill of performing on that stage and thousands more have enjoyed the productions. Everyone is invited, regardless of their ability to pay, to experience the grandeur of the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, during Boise Music Week. Velma passed way in 2013.
Boise Music Week remains forever grateful to Harry and Velma Morrison for their passion, foresight, determination and generosity, and now appreciates the wonderful opportunity to continue working with the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation to perpetuate their legacy in this community.