Des Moines European Heritage Association



The Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) is a 501c3 corporation.

DMEHA Mission Statement

We connect Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and we provide resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

DMEHA Vision Statement

To become Iowa’s go-to resource for European cultural heritage: history, language and culture.


Meet The Team

Margaret Townsend

Dan Johnson

Mackenzie Dierks

Abby Kessler

Mike King

Tasha Jackson

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Suzanne Hull

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines. Be sure to visit their websites to learn more.