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Hours of Operation


Open to public

Wednesday through Sunday,

 1 pm - 5 pm

Suggested Donation:  $8 per person

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Hours of Operation


Open to public

Wednesday through Sunday,

 1 pm - 5 pm

Suggested Donation:  $8 per person

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A Space to Make Peace

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”  

— Eleanor Roosevelt

People cannot be expected to end disputes peacefully if they have never learned nonviolent alternatives. Yet, few places exist for the sole purpose of teaching people—especially children—nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.  A peace museum fills this void.

Founded in 2004, the Dayton International Peace Museum raises awareness of nonviolent strategies for achieving peace now and in the future. The Dayton International Peace Museum was founded by J. Frederick Arment, Ralph and Christine Dull, Steve Fryburg and Lisa Wolters.  It honors the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended war in Bosnia. Its mission is to inspire a local, national, and international culture of peace.

Located in downtown Dayton, the Museum is housed in the Isaac Pollack House, a three-story structure built in 1876 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Incorporated in Ohio in 2004, the Museum is a 501(3)C organization and relies on volunteers and private donors for its support. The Museum is a member of the International Network of Museums for Peace, which has members in 27 countries, including Germany, Iran, Japan, Kenya, and South Africa.

More About "A Space to Make Peace:"

Issac Pollack House, 1867, home of the Dayton International Peace Museum

Issac Pollack House, 1867, home of the Dayton International Peace Museum

 
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Board of Directors


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The Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Khurshid Ahmad, CHAIR, Professor Emeritus, WSU Raj Soin Business School.

Kathy Rowell, VICE CHAIR, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Sinclair Community College, has served on several local nonprofit boards and is a strong advocate for peace leadership education.

Bob Hadley, TREASURER, Retired Attorney, Rotary Honoree.

Mary Walker, SECRETARY, Intervention Specialist, Jefferson Schools.

Christine DullAuthor, Museum Founder, Retired Teacher.

Ralph Dull, Author, Farmer, Museum and Green Energy Center Founder.

Bashir Ahmed,  Trustee, Islamic Council of Ohio, Former Volunteer Operations Directior, DIPM.

Lonnie Franks, Former Director of Engineering, NCR, Volunteer Program Director, Peace Heroes Walk Around the World.

Derrick L. Foward, M.C.E., President, Dayton Unit NAACP.

Thomas Girvin, University Professor, Filmmaker, Media Consultant.

Michael Kalter,  Served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunsia, Former President of the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA), Executive Business Coach.

Charlotte Paugh, Former Volunteer Coordinator at DIPM, Community Organizer, Chair of "Peace 240" Campaign to retire debt on Peace Museum building.

Robert Walker,  President, Dayton Board of Education; Retired Executive Director, Wesley Center.

 

The Board of Directors do not receive any compensation for their services attributed to the Dayton International Peace Museum.

 

 

Volunteers


Volunteers

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Volunteer Management Team (Si Se Puede)

Every Monday at 9 am a dedicated team of volunteer managers gathers in the Peace Station 208 to help guide the day-to-day operations of the Dayton International Peace Museum.  Their efforts are critical to the ongoing mission of the museum.

Peace Docent Program

The museum enlists a crew of volunteer Peace Docents who provide the primary staffing, Wednesday through Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm.  They are trained in offering guided tours of the Museum and in the art of listening to museum guests who wish to reflect on questions such as, "What does a more peaceful world look like for you?"

Volunteers Always Needed AND Appreciated!

The Museum is currently in need of specialized volunteers who can help in the areas of:

  • IT and webdesign;
  • Social media and marketing;
  • Research and writing;
  • Event Fundraising;
  • Data management;
  • Administration.

Please contact Michael Kalter, Interim Executive Director, if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Info


We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national, and local diversities that enrich our lives.
—Mahnaz Afkhami (b. 1941)

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We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national, and local diversities that enrich our lives.
—Mahnaz Afkhami (b. 1941)