“To survive and create a more peaceful future, we must also become literate in the art of living and the art of waging peace.  — Paul Chappell, author of the "Road to Peace Book Series"


Peace Literacy Programs


Find inspiration and practical tools to live peaceably

at the Dayton International Peace Museum!

TEENS INVENTING PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS Fall Program Kickoff on September 10 featuring special guest Paul Chappell.

The fall session of Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions (TIPS) kicked off on September 10 with a presentation by Paul Chappell, Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, West Point graduate and Iraq war veteran.  This was the first of seven Saturday sessions focused on Sharing our Roots Stories and Stories from Recent Immigrants..   To learm more about TIPS, fill out the application on this website or contact TIPS Coordinator, Jan Futrell, at (937) 859-3237.

TIPS for Teens-Apply Now for Winter

 TIPS meets on Saturdays from 5-7 P.M.

The second session of TIPS begins just after the holidays in January and will include new students interested in joining us. All local middle and high school students are invited to join.

 The year will include four 6-8 week sessions and a weeklong summer camp.

 When teens sign up for a 6-8 week session, please make every effort to be present for all meetings. Participation and attendance is vital to our success!

Any teen interested in joining us needs to fill out an application (online or by mail) before they may participate in TIPS.



"Learn About the Work of the Organization Racial Justice Now"
Presented by Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Executive Director, Racial Justice Now.

Zakiya is a Parent Organizer & Advocate, Co-Founder and Director of Racial Justice NOW! (RJN) in Dayton, Ohio.

 Read more about Zakiya Sankara-Jabar here:



Invent Peace Exhibits


Borders exhibit-ENDS SOON!

The Dayton Peace Museum is pleased to present a powerful new exhibit, “Borders”, by Yellow Springs artist Beth Holyoke. Moved by the suffering of people fleeing from the chaos of war, Holyoke has created a series of over 20 plates and plaques depicting families searching for a refuge and their yearning for a safe haven.

Quilting the Golden Rule

Holbrook Hall is the setting for a dazzling display of quilts depicting the world's great religions and philosophical traditions.  This exhibit is from the museum's permanent collection and is a "must see."

For information about how your group can arrange for a display on your site, visit:



What does peace look like?

Why do we need peace?  Ponder these questions through the art of Ingrid Hess, a Boston artist whose art adorns the walls of the main hall of the museum.

Stivers School of Arts students enjoy the Quilting the Golden Rule exhibit



Peace heroes Room

Visit the Peace Heroes Room to experience the power of peace hero ideals to change the world through the stories of local peace heroes such as Margaret Peters, Ted Studebaker and Sister Dorothy Stang.