Des Moines Heritage Center

Des Moines Heritage Center The Des Moines Heritage Center, also known as the former East Des Moines Union Depot, is a combination museum and event space in the Historic East Village.
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The building will be available for weddings, corporate events, and other public events in 2019. The Des Moines Heritage Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving historic buildings in the city of Des Moines, has purchased the 1909 train depot located in the Historic East Village. The former East Des Moines Union Depot will be renovated and renamed the Des Moines Heritage Center. The depot itself will become a museum to house Des Moines artifacts and create a new meeting space for local historical organizations. A second building will be constructed next to the depot to serve as an event center. It will be available for weddings, corporate meetings, and other public events in the summer of 2019.

Operating as usual

It’s almost time..
12/31/2020

It’s almost time..

Let’s talk event seating. Chair style and function make a HUGE impact on the aesthetic of a full room. Especially when y...
12/29/2020

Let’s talk event seating. Chair style and function make a HUGE impact on the aesthetic of a full room. Especially when you’re invested in the decor and floral! That’s why we’re excited to offer classic white Chiavari chairs, included with every rental at the Des Moines Heritage Center. They make any table look elevated and elegant. We’ll have 300 of these bad boys for you when you book your event with us. 👌

Insert your special event here. 😁
12/28/2020

Insert your special event here. 😁

Six more days until 2021! 🥂
12/26/2020

Six more days until 2021! 🥂

Holiday engagement? Learn more about turning the Des Moines Heritage Center into your dream wedding venue! Email us toda...
12/24/2020

Holiday engagement? Learn more about turning the Des Moines Heritage Center into your dream wedding venue! Email us today!

Our built in AV is state of the art! The projectors can connect directly to your device through a variety of vessels inc...
12/23/2020

Our built in AV is state of the art! The projectors can connect directly to your device through a variety of vessels including wirelessly connecting to your phone or laptop. The drop down built in screens make for a modern, clean, functional amenity. And the sound system was carefully balanced to fill the room perfectly- it’s never too loud. Tour the Des Moines Heritage Center and watch this space come to life with the use of curated audio and visual technologies.

Let the sunshine in!
12/22/2020

Let the sunshine in!

The old Depot was ready for some love! Swipe for a glimpse of the makeover then give us a call to come tour the gorgeous...
12/21/2020

The old Depot was ready for some love! Swipe for a glimpse of the makeover then give us a call to come tour the gorgeously restored space to see all that we’ve accomplished!

“I always believe that the sky is the beginning of the limit.” — MC Hammer
12/19/2020

“I always believe that the sky is the beginning of the limit.” — MC Hammer

Come on in!
12/18/2020

Come on in!

picture perfect
12/15/2020

picture perfect

Looking for the perfect wedding venue? The newly restored Des Moines Heritage Center is a one of a kind event space offe...
12/13/2020

Looking for the perfect wedding venue? The newly restored Des Moines Heritage Center is a one of a kind event space offering indoor & outdoor areas for events of 350 and more!

The Depot
12/10/2020

The Depot

The perfect wedding at our venue? Friday: rehearsal dinner in the DepotSaturday: ceremony in the plaza and reception in ...
12/09/2020

The perfect wedding at our venue? Friday: rehearsal dinner in the Depot
Saturday: ceremony in the plaza and reception in the event center 👌

Happy Monday, Des Moines! Wow - what a CRAZY year 2020 has been. We’re so excited for all the good things the New Year w...
12/07/2020

Happy Monday, Des Moines! Wow - what a CRAZY year 2020 has been. We’re so excited for all the good things the New Year will bring. Only 24 days until January 1, 2021! 🙏 Stop by and tour our beautiful event space for your 2021 event plans.

The sun is shining and today is a good day! 🌞
12/03/2020

The sun is shining and today is a good day! 🌞

The beautifully restored train depot. Come take a peak at our hard work at the historic Des Moines Heritage Trust Depot ...
12/02/2020

The beautifully restored train depot. Come take a peak at our hard work at the historic Des Moines Heritage Trust Depot Project!

Our bridal suite is coming together!
12/02/2020

Our bridal suite is coming together!

2020 is almost over (thank goodness)! Book your 2021 and 2022 events before the calendar fills up! Bridal suites and cat...
11/30/2020

2020 is almost over (thank goodness)! Book your 2021 and 2022 events before the calendar fills up! Bridal suites and catering kitchen on-site + state of the art audio/visual! DM us to learn more. 👌

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend! 🥂
11/26/2020

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend! 🥂

What are your Thanksgiving plans? We might be hanging out under here until the rain stops! 😁
11/25/2020

What are your Thanksgiving plans? We might be hanging out under here until the rain stops! 😁

View from the Des Moines Heritage Center plaza tonight!!!
11/24/2020

View from the Des Moines Heritage Center plaza tonight!!!

The old and the new.
11/22/2020

The old and the new.

good morning 🌞
11/18/2020

good morning 🌞

We can’t wait for safe, sunny days ahead spent with friends and family. Book your private event for 2021 or 2022 and add...
11/15/2020

We can’t wait for safe, sunny days ahead spent with friends and family. Book your private event for 2021 or 2022 and add the outdoor plaza for a lovely indoor-outdoor soirée!

Happy holidays! 🎁
11/14/2020

Happy holidays! 🎁

Light it up!
11/09/2020

Light it up!

Happy Monday!  We’re now booking late 2020, 2021 and 2022 private events! 🥂
11/09/2020

Happy Monday! We’re now booking late 2020, 2021 and 2022 private events! 🥂

Our new sign adorning the Depot, directly beside the original East Des Moines train tracks!
11/05/2020

Our new sign adorning the Depot, directly beside the original East Des Moines train tracks!

East Des Moines against the world!! The old saying “it’s all about the details” applies here! Been many years since the ...
11/04/2020

East Des Moines against the world!! The old saying “it’s all about the details” applies here! Been many years since the East Des Moines sign was there! East Des Moines is on the map again!

We love living in the East Village!
11/04/2020

We love living in the East Village!

Good morning! Give us a 📞 and learn more about hosting your event with us! 515-210-2396
11/04/2020

Good morning! Give us a 📞 and learn more about hosting your event with us! 515-210-2396

Water conservation at it’s finest! Ask about how we are protecting and preserving at the Des Moines Heritage Center!
11/03/2020

Water conservation at it’s finest! Ask about how we are protecting and preserving at the Des Moines Heritage Center!

Beautiful uplighting!
10/25/2020

Beautiful uplighting!

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120 E. 5th St.
Des Moines, IA
50309

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Pictures of Douglas Fir in its original Dubuque Millwork District application. Some of this Douglas Fir is getting a new life as the ceiling in the Des Moines Heritage Center Events Center ceiling.
Great progress.
Here is a photograph that I took in 1983 showing a freight train approaching the depot, back when the tracks were still in use.
Old picture of the Station.
#DSMdepot . Attended the "Save The Depot" tonight in celebration of the Des Moines Heritage Trust. I can only imagine all the residents who came through the depot doors as they arrived in our city
Am I doing this right? #DSMDepot
#dsmdepot!!!