About Us

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 encouraged.

Board of Governors

President, Paolo Bartesaghi  bartesaghi@iaccofia.org
Secretary, Therese Riordan  riordan@iaccofia.org
Treasurer, Susan DeFazio  defazio@iaccofia.org
Director, Patricia Civitate  civitate@iaccofia.org

David Miller – Gracy Kirkman – Darlene Cross – John Tyler – Jody Paglia – Samuil Pane – Rose Russo – Terri Righi-Ryner – Randy Prati