The Building that houses the Pursuit of Indepence Day Hab programs was purchased on April 21, 2003. It was given the name "Independence Center" to reflect the purpose of the programs. Since that time the Independence Center has not only experienced wear-and-tear but also a tornado in May of 2011 that caused substantial damage to the building. Since that time, the building has been remodeled with a new roof, new paint, new ceiling tiles and new carpet. Now the exterior of the building is getting a much needed facelift!