Iowa European Cultural Connection

The Iowa European Cultural Connection (IECC), formerly Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) is a 501c3 corporation.

IECC Mission Statement

To connect all Iowans with European traditions, language learning and cultural experiences.

IECC Vision Statement

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



Meet The Team

Beth Grabau

Kelsey Chaves White

Samantha Ahn

Kaitlyn Wheelock

Claire Yocom

Sable Joseph

Kayla Garvin

Marissa Johnson

Tammera Pierson

Margaret Townsend

Mackenzie Dierks

Abby Kessler

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.