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 Heritage Gallery is administered by a separate non-profit board of directors and is owned by Polk County.