Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa Promote, preserve and provide education about all aspects of the Italian-American culture.
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02/09/2020

Italian Pastries Class. Tasty and fun! Baci di Dama, Guanti and Love Knots...

Italy Magazine
02/04/2020
Italy Magazine

Italy Magazine

Italian film director Federico Fellini once said, “A different language is a different vision of life.” Speaking the language will give you a greater understanding of the country and its culture.

Des Moines Tribune27 Apr 1926
01/27/2020

Des Moines Tribune
27 Apr 1926

What better way to say, “I love you”?
01/26/2020
What better way to say, “I love you”?

What better way to say, “I love you”?

Treat your special person to a Gift of Culture with an IACC Gift Certificate. Certificates are available in any denomination and may be used to attend a class or in the Gift Shop. Hint: Valentine C…

Let's Bake Italian Pastries
01/11/2020
Let's Bake Italian Pastries

Let's Bake Italian Pastries

Just in time for Valentines Day and Carnavale! Grab your apron (and a bottle of wine) and join us for a hands-on Italian Baking Class!

2020 Festival Plans Underway!
12/31/2019
2020 Festival Plans Underway!

2020 Festival Plans Underway!

Save the date! The 2020 Italian Heritage Festival of Iowa is in the works! Brought to you by the Vittoria Societa Italiana and the Italian-American Culture Center of Iowa, this year’s festiva…

We're starting the New Year off right!http://iaccofia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smjan2020.pdf
12/30/2019

We're starting the New Year off right!
http://iaccofia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smjan2020.pdf

Grissini, crunchy and flavorful, are as beautiful as they are delicious! We will make a variety of grissini to please yo...
12/29/2019

Grissini, crunchy and flavorful, are as beautiful as they are delicious! We will make a variety of grissini to please your palate and adorn your table!

To reserve your spot click here: http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=2035

4 Aug 1949 - Des Moines Tribune - Page 15
12/24/2019

4 Aug 1949 - Des Moines Tribune - Page 15

Thank you to all of our fantastic cookie makers.  Buon Natale!
12/16/2019

Thank you to all of our fantastic cookie makers. Buon Natale!

The Gift of Culture
12/05/2019
The Gift of Culture

The Gift of Culture

Know someone who would like to learn to speak Italian? Or maybe participate in a hands-on cooking class? Give them The Gift of Culture this holiday season! Certificates are available in any denomin…

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo
12/03/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo
11/29/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo

"Don't Miss" places to visit in Italy featured in our December Newsletter.www.iaccofia.org
11/26/2019

"Don't Miss" places to visit in Italy featured in our December Newsletter.
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A big THANK YOU to our visiting chefs from Italy and all of our chefs in training for A Taste of Puglia-Sunday Dinner Co...
11/04/2019

A big THANK YOU to our visiting chefs from Italy and all of our chefs in training for A Taste of Puglia-Sunday Dinner Cooking Class. It was a huge success thanks to you all! A big hug and thank you to Frances Graziano for her help to organize and lead parts of the classes and to Rose Russo and Teresa Russo Dyer and Therese Riordan for all of the many hours that you put in as volunteers!

Yesterday afternoon class fried pastries, so pretty and what a great group of cookie makers we had! Cartellate (rosettes...
11/03/2019

Yesterday afternoon class fried pastries, so pretty and what a great group of cookie makers we had! Cartellate (rosettes in honey and wine syrup) and Calzoncelli (half moon pastries with chocolate ceci filling)

Calzoncelli, Cartellate, Guantis are beautiful as well as delicious! by Frances Graziano.   Come create these beauties w...
10/28/2019

Calzoncelli, Cartellate, Guantis are beautiful as well as delicious! by Frances Graziano. Come create these beauties with us! To register for A Taste of Puglia- Fried Pastries and other classes click here: http://iaccofia.org/?p=1876

Our 5th Annual Prima Dinner, An Evening in Puglia is fast approaching. Reserve your spot soon so you don't miss out on t...
10/16/2019

Our 5th Annual Prima Dinner, An Evening in Puglia is fast approaching. Reserve your spot soon so you don't miss out on this special evening with spectacluar food and wine selections. Maybe you will take this one home with you! To Register click here:http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1894

Award acceptance on behalf of Loretta Tursi Sieman  as an Italian American Citizen of the Year.  Thank you all for your ...
10/15/2019

Award acceptance on behalf of Loretta Tursi Sieman as an Italian American Citizen of the Year. Thank you all for your support and participation in the event and thank you Loretta for all that you do for our community!

A few scenes from last nights Columbus Day Dinner.  It was a wonderful event.
10/14/2019

A few scenes from last nights Columbus Day Dinner. It was a wonderful event.

Another view of Livingston and JacksonSanborn map - 1920
10/13/2019

Another view of Livingston and Jackson
Sanborn map - 1920

1920 Sanborn map of Livingston and Jackson
10/13/2019

1920 Sanborn map of Livingston and Jackson

1920 Sanborn Map showing the heart of Little Italy
10/11/2019

1920 Sanborn Map showing the heart of Little Italy

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo
10/06/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo

Our Vision For The Futurehttp://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1937
10/06/2019
Our Vision For The Future

Our Vision For The Future
http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1937

As a focal point for all things Italian, our present location has served us well for over 28 years! However, we need a new facility to accomplish our goal to expand community events, such as: Natio…

We have an incredible wine selection for our 5th Annual fundraiser gala, an Evening in Puglia!  Seats are going fast! To...
10/05/2019

We have an incredible wine selection for our 5th Annual fundraiser gala, an Evening in Puglia! Seats are going fast! To learn more and to reserve seats or a table please follow this link: http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1894

The entry to our hall got a makeover today! Happy 90th Birthday to Pat Civitate!
10/04/2019

The entry to our hall got a makeover today! Happy 90th Birthday to Pat Civitate!

October Newsletter
09/23/2019
October Newsletter

October Newsletter

What would you make with these ingredients? Read here.

Parochial ChampsDes Moines Tribune2 June 1950
09/23/2019

Parochial Champs
Des Moines Tribune
2 June 1950

Entertainment at Iowa's very first Columbus Day celebration. From The American Citizen, October 1934, Page One
09/14/2019

Entertainment at Iowa's very first Columbus Day celebration. From The American Citizen, October 1934, Page One

Two New Classes!
08/22/2019
Two New Classes!

Two New Classes!

Italian Basics Basic fundamentals of the Italian language, including grammar, numbers, dates, common phrases, and simple sentences. An 8-week session, beginning September 25 at 5:30pm. $80pp  …

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa
08/02/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa

Do you know what these are? And why every home should have one? Find out here: www.iaccofia.org

Grazie a Tutti!!!
08/02/2019
Grazie a Tutti!!!

Grazie a Tutti!!!

Grazie a tutti! We hope you enjoyed our 10th annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa while learning something that your might not have known about our rich Italian culture. The three grou…

Do you know what these are? And why every home should have one?  Find out here: www.iaccofia.org
08/01/2019

Do you know what these are? And why every home should have one? Find out here: www.iaccofia.org

Don’t miss Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses tonight at 9:00 on our main stage.
07/27/2019

Don’t miss Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses tonight at 9:00 on our main stage.

Lights Out: A tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits our main stage at 6:45. You won’t want to miss them.
07/27/2019

Lights Out: A tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits our main stage at 6:45. You won’t want to miss them.

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Ad from "Il Risveglio di Des Moines" Anthony L. Sarcone, editor. 30 May 1924
Frank Cardamone Ad from "Il Risveglio di Des Moines," 23 May, 1924. Anthony L. Sarcone, editor.
Bilingual Citizenship Test from "Il Risveglio di Des Moines," 15 Feb 1924, Anthony L. Sarcone, editor.
Seeking Host Families for Semester Long or Academic Year Long Programs for August 2018 and January 2019 Interested in learning about different cultures? Want to learn a new recipe or two? Want a new member of your family? Share your life with an international student and become a host family. STS Foundation, has students from all around the world including Italy, Denmark, Germany, France, China and more. For example: Meet Edoardo from Italy. He is easy going friendly, and enjoys sports including soccer. If you are interested in hosting Edoardo or any of our other international students, and are located in the Des Moines area, please message me for more information. Claire Yocom Local Coordinator STS Foundation stsfoundation.org
I am trying to verify the cookie class tonight and time. Thanks!
From day 1 of kids camp!