Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11 am-4:30 pm.
The mission of the Heritage Gallery is to provide a multi-use exhibition space for artistic and historical exhibits; to provide a unique facility contributing to the cultural development of Des Moines and Polk County; and to complement existing educational and cultural institutions.
The Heritage Gallery represents a commitment by the people of Polk County to preserve a beautiful example of historic federal
In 1975, the building was placed on the National
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The Heritage Gallery is a 501c3 organization and is funded solely through entry fees received from gallery-sponsored competitions, exhibitions, private donations, and contributions made by individuals visiting the gallery.
The Gallery is also funded in part by grants from Bravo Greater Des Moines
and from the Polk County Board of Supervisors.
The Heritage Gallery is administered by a separate non-profit board of directors and is owned by Polk County.