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Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Main Offices
Division Address Phone Fax
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs 600 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319 515.281.5111 515.282.0502
515.242.6498
Iowa Arts Council 600 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319 515.242.6194 515.242.6498
Produce Iowa - State Office of Media Production 600 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319 515.725.0044 515.282.0502
State Historical Society of Iowa (Des Moines) 600 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319 515.281.5111 515.282.0502
State Historical Society of Iowa (Iowa City) 402 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 319.335.3916 319.335.3935
 
Administration
Mary Cownie Director 515.281.8741 Email
Chris Kramer Deputy Director 515.281.3223 Email
Joan Kiernan Administrative Assistant 515.281.8741 Email
Lori Norem Accountant 515.281.4657 Email
Dee Richards Accountant 515.281.6345 Email
 
Public Relations and Communications
Abby Friedmeyer Graphic Designer and Website Coordinator 515.281.4011 Email
Jeff Morgan Public Information Officer 515.281.3858 Email
Iowa Arts Council
Matthew Harris Administrator 515.281.4641 Email
Veronica O'Hern Grants & Programs Specialist 515.281.3293 Email
Joseph Piearson Community Resources Specialist 515.281.5773 Email
 
Produce Iowa - State Office of Media Production
Liz Gilman Executive Producer 515.725.0044 Email
 
State Historical Society of Iowa
Susan Kloewer Administrator 515.281.8749 Email
Lisa Kent Development Coordinator & Grant Writer 515.281.8352 Email
Joan Kiernan Membership 515.281.8741 Email
 
State Historical Museum of Iowa
Susan Kloewer Administrator 515.281.8749 Email
Kay Coats Collections Coordinator 515.281.8295 Email
Katie Craven National History Day in Iowa Coordinator 515.725.0506 Email
Jodi Evans Registrar 515.281.3295 Email
Andrew Harrington Exhibits Manager 515.725.2921 Email
Leo Landis State Curator 515.281.4006 Email
Jessica Rundlett Special Projects and Outreach 515.281.7471 Email
Pete Sixbey Conservator 515.281.4648 Email
 
State Historical Research Center
Anthony Jahn State Archivist 515.281.4895 Email
Sharon Avery Archivist 515.281.6863 Email
Mary Bennett Special Collections Coordinator 319.335.3938 Email
Marvin Bergman Editor, the Annals of Iowa 319.335.3931 Email
Jeffrey Dawson Archivist 515.281.7801 Email
Bruce Kreuger Archives Technician 515.281.4192 Email
Mary Messinger Warehouse Operations Worker 515.281.0372 Email
Delpha Musgrave Preservation Specialist - Local Government Records & Newspapers 515.281.5655 Email
Jessica Nay Librarian - Iowa Digital Newspaper Project 515.725.3402 Email
Becki Plunkett Special Collections Archivist 515.281.8976 Email
Charles Scott Special Collections Technician 319.335.3911 Email
Shari Stelling Librarian 515.281.5070 Email
 
State Historical Research Center - Reference Requests
Des Moines Research Center   515.281.6200 Email
Iowa City Research Center  319.335.3926 Email
 
State Historic Sites
Holly Berg Visitor Center Manager (American Gothic House) 641.652.3352 Email
Christopher Blue Museum Technician, Western Historic Trails Center 712.366.4900 Email
Alexandra Drehman Plum Grove Manager (Plum Grove) 319.351.5738 Email
Michelle Roseburrough Historical Society of Marshall County (Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop) 641.752.6664 Email
Katie Hammond Louisa County Conservation (Toolesboro Mounds) 319.523.8381 Email
Wade Schott Site Manager, Montauk 563.423.7173 Email
Teressa Sward Museum Technician, Western Historic Trails Center 712.366.4900 Email
Craig Van Otterloo Lyon County Conservation (Blood Run Historic Site) 712.472.2217 Email
 
State Historic Preservation Office
Steve King Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer 515.281.4013 Email
Berry Bennett Preservation Program Manager 515.281.8742 Email
Ralph Christian Historian 515.281.8697 Email
Elizabeth Foster National Register Coordinator 515.281.4137 Email
Kathy Gourley Archaeologist & Review and Compliance Coordinator 515.281.3989 Email
Daniel Higginbottom Archaeologist 515.281.8744 Email
Don Hirt GIS Specialist 515.281.7803 Email
Jennifer James Architectural Historian 515.242.6157 Email
Douglas Jones Archaeologist 515.281.4358 Email
Paula Mohr CLG Program Coordinator & Architectural Historian 515.281.6826 Email
Cheryl Peterson Technical Preservation Specialist 515.242.6152 Email
Lori Unick Technical Preservation Specialist 515.281.4129 Email
Kristen Vander Molen Grants Manager 515.281.4228 Email
 
State Historical Building
Peri Montufar Facility Rental & DCA Events Coordinator 515.281.3809 Email
Vania BolandEvents & Customer Service Coordinator 515.281.8823 Email