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Celebrate Iowa Gala December 9, 2022

Celebrate Iowa Gala

Don't miss the 11th annual celebration featuring Iowa cuisine, music, entertainment and, of course, Iowans like you!

Friday, December 9, 2022
6-7 p.m. VIP Reception
7-11 p.m. Celebrate Iowa Gala
Scottish Rite Consistory, Des Moines

Purchase tickets to enjoy:

  • Music from the local Parranderos Latin Combo, with special guests from Colombia, Morocco and Spain, plus the Dueling Fiddles, James Tutson and the Rollback, Jarrett Purdy and Vibe.
  • Artwork by the Portrait Studio and Iowa Artist Fellow Julia Franklin, who will create a new installation inspired by The Annals of Iowa, the state historical society’s flagship journal.
  • Food and drinks from some of Iowa’s finest farms, dairies, restaurants, breweries and distilleries.


Browse photos from our 2021 holiday portrait gallery.


Each year, the State Historical Society of Iowa hosts the Celebrate Iowa Gala to support statewide efforts to preserve and share Iowa history for generations to come. Proceeds from the gala support the State Historical Society of Iowa’s exhibits and programs, funded by the Iowa Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3).


or mail your check to:

Iowa Historical Foundation
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Find other ways to support the State Historical Society of Iowa and its mission – including a membership in the 1857 Society.