Presser Performing Arts Center
900 South Jefferson
Our commitment to history in the restoration of Presser Hall has been a 20 year endeavor that has awarded the communities in mid Missouri some of the best entertainment one could possibly see anywhere.Â After accomplishing such a daunting task as restoration, fund raising, and public events, Presser has moved into the next phase of community service, by becoming a full "Performing Arts Center".
So much has been preserved, accomplished, and achieved.Â Restoration is never finished.Â Please consider us when giving, we are a not for profit organization that truly appreciate all our generous donors!
Presser Hall was originally part of the Hardin College Campus.Â Hardin was the first female seminary college in the state of Missouri.Â Theodore Presser initially provided the funds for the building of Presser Hall as a concert hall.Â Mr. Presser was a well known philanthropist and planted hundreds of Presser Halls all over the United States.Â We like to think of him as the "Johnny Appleseed of Music".
There are over 20 remaining Presser Halls in the country today.
Presser was constructed in 1925.Â Many famous performers have graced the Presser stage.Â MANY Thanks to the Restoration Society, its' many board members over the years and the countless donors for providing a place that we can call home to house the cultural and fine arts in our area.