The mission of the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa is to promote, preserve and provide education about all aspects of the rich Italian-American culture to the Des Moines metropolitan area and the State of Iowa.
In addition to our educational museum, the Center offers a variety of opportunities for individuals as well as groups to take part in programs and events at the Center. Classes in language, cooking and folk dancing are offered on a regular basis. Italian travel and cooking videos are shown as well as Italian movies. Group tours are given to students as well as adults. The Center also offers self-planned tours of Italy as well as trips to various Italian festivals around the country.
Hours of Operation
The Center is open on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 PM and on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM or by appointment by calling the Director at the Center, 280-3719 or at home, 244-4672 or 250-8804.
Board of Governors
President, Paolo Bartesaghi firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Patricia Civitate email@example.com
Vice President, DeeDee Underwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Susan DeFazio email@example.com
Secretary, Therese Riordan firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Secretary, Dave Miller email@example.com
Randy Prati – Gracy Kirkman – Darlene Cross – John Tyler
Ralph Marasco – Samuil Pane – Rose Russo
Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa
1961 Indianola Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: 515-280-3719 or 515-244-4672