Organization Spotlight


The Iowa Hall of Pride offers a unique, educational experinece at a state-of-the-art facility. The interactive excitement at the Iowa Hall of Pride allows students to immerse themselves in the history of Iowa's athletics, academics and arts. Engage even your hardest to inspire children with the 40+ hours of video footage, 230+ outstanding Iowan interviews and thousands of trivia questions. The 27 interactive exhibits will make students proud to call Iowa home.   




Contributions from the Principal Charity Classic to the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Bravo Greater Des Moines support the Connecting Kids and Culture program. 

Welcome to Connecting Kids and Culture

Connecting Kids and Culture is an initiative to enhance student learning by providing greater access to the educational programs of Des Moines area arts and cultural organizations. The program connects students and school district curriculum with arts and cultural experiences in Des Moines community. This web site connects over a thousand kindergarten through fifth grade learning objectives, in seven subject areas, from multiple central Iowa school districts, and matches them with arts and cultural experiences available in the greater Des Moines area.

Search the database of programs by learning objective, grade level, arts or cultural organization, or school district. Find an educational experience offered by an arts or cultural organization that connects with what is being taught in the classroom.

Our sponsoring organizations:

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The State Historical Society
of Iowa
 (SHSI) wants to help
Iowans comprehend who they 
are and what they can become.
The SHSI serves as a trustee of 
Iowa's historical legacy and an
advocate for understanding Iowa's
past. SHSI educates Iowans of all
ages, conducts research, 
disseminates information and 
encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state.