Celebrate Iowa Gala

    Friday, December 9, 2016
    7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
    State Historical Building, Des Moines

    Experience an evening filled with arts, music, history, cuisine, cocktails and desserts from around the state. Get a first look at the newest museum exhibition “Iowa History 101” and enjoy entertainment by Chad Elliot, DSM Dueling Fiddles and Christopher the Conquered. Your ticket to the 5th Annual Celebrate Iowa Gala includes food, desserts, wine, beer, soda and signature cocktails from across Iowa (a cash bar will be available for mixed drinks).

    Purchase Tickets

    Online ticket sales have closed and tickets may be purchased at the door.

    • Celebrate Iowa Gala: $100 (7:00 - 11:00 p.m.)
    • Celebrate Iowa Gala + VIP Reception: $500 (6:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

    Young Professionals (ages 35 and younger) may purchase a ticket to the gala for $75.

    Gala At A Glance

    6:00 p.m.

    Ticketed VIP Reception

    • Chad Elliott, folk singer, Coon Rapids
    • Specialty cocktails and hor d'oeuvres
    7:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Iowa Gala Begins

    • DSM Dueling Fiddles, Des Moines
    • New exhibition, "Iowa History 101"
    • Food and beverages from across Iowa
    8:00 p.m.

    Brief Remarks

    • Master of Ceremonies, Ed Wilson, WHO-TV Des Moines
    • Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie
    9:00 p.m.


    • Christopher the Conquered, indie rocker, Des Moines
    • Dancing
    • Late-night pizza

    Funds raised support exhibits, programs and initiatives of the State Historical Society of Iowa and the State Historical Museum of Iowa. See some of what we've accomplished with your support.