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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state.


Renovations at the State Historical Building of Iowa are taking place now through summer 2023. The building will remain open to the public during regular hours, but visitors may notice some temporary changes. If you’re planning a visit, please check this page for updates.

Emergency Resources

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs offers an array of resources to help cultural organizations and creative entrepreneurs recover from weather-related and other setbacks, including the Covid-19 pandemic. The department can also help Iowans connect with regional and federal forms of assistance.