Invent Peace on Thursdays


October 22 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Peace Station 208

"The average American creates 4.5 pound of trash per day. Would you like to cut your number in half?  Melissa Wade, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Public Health Expert, presents her Eco-living 101 program at the museum. Her program focuses on the Five Rs - refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot.  This session provides practical guidance to reduce solid waste at home and on the go."

Peace at the Neon: Bag It

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015
  • 3:00pm 5:00pm
  • Neon Theatre

Bag It  (New Day Films78 minutes

"In this often funny and always heartfelt documentary, 'everyman' Jeb Berrier goes on an unexpected global exploration of our plastic world. What does it mean for earth and our bodies that plastic has become the answer to every question? And what can each of us do about its effects?"

Presented by the Dayton International Peace Museum in cooperation with the Miami Group of the Sierra Club.  Suggested donation: $10. 

Trailer: http://www.bagitmovie.com/trailer.html

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Become the proud owner of this one-of-a-kind fine art quilt by Charlotte Paugh by becoming the sponsor of our present exhibit, "What Does a More Peaceful Earth Look Like for You?"

"Harmonizing a Fractured World"

One of 200 quilts crafted by long-time Peace Museum supporter, Charlotte Paugh of Englewood, Ohio, this paper pieced, machine quilted treasure is 76 in. W x 84 1/2 In. L.  It was adapted using a design by Judy Niemeyer Quilting. 

Your sponsorship of $3,100 will help defray the costs of our current exhibit and provide valuable support to the ongoing mission of the Peace Museum.  Plus you will receive this quilt as our way of saying thanks. Value of quilt for insurance purposes is approximately $2,000. For more information, contact Jerry Leggett, info@daytonpeacemuseum.org.

Our sincere thanks to Charlotte Paugh for her generosity!

HOURS OF OPERATION:  Regular Hours:  Wednesday through Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm.

Coffee for a Cause!

Coffee Tasting for a Cause, Saturday, November 14th, $40 (100% of proceeds support the Peace Museum)

On September 25, 81 people gathered to enjoy the Cool Soups Luncheon to Honor Peace Heroes and helped to raise $1,500 to help support the Dayton International Peace Museum (Photos by Patsy Ferrell, ©2015, All rights reserved)

Photo Highlights from the Opening of "Why Peace?" Children's Art Exhibit

Ingrid Hess is a design professor at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Her scholarship focuses on issues related to peace and economic justice.

Ingrid writes: "I believe that one of the most successful ways we can affect change is through educating children. By teaching the young that they can be peacemakers we change both the present and the future. My current series of work is titled, Why Peace?  Each image showcases one example of why we need peace. An accompanying label provides a simple suggestion of an activity a person can do to promote peace in this area. All of the suggested activities can easily be accomplished by young children. "
“Peace heroes practice peace leadership, but what is peace leadership? Just as soldiers are trained to wage war, how much further could humanity progress if citizens were trained to wage peace?”
— Paul K. Chappell