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Consul tickets


Dayton teens gather at the Museum most Saturday afternoons to create projects on promoting peace in their neighborhoods and schools. Interested? See details below.

Consul tickets


Dayton teens gather at the Museum most Saturday afternoons to create projects on promoting peace in their neighborhoods and schools. Interested? See details below.

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Ashley's


Ashley's


21 Park Avenue, Oakwood, 45419  


21 Park Avenue, Oakwood, 45419
 

From the Museum Events committee:

A special thank you goes out to Ashley's Pastry Shop, 21 Park Avenue, for their generosity to the Dayton International Peace Museum.  Once again they donated all the bread and rolls for our fundraiser Cool Soups, The members of the Museum are appreciative and want to recognize their support. 

Newsletter


Digital Guide to the Peace Labyrinth


Digital Guide to the Peace Labyrinth


The Museum guide to the Peace Labyrinth: Quilting the Golden Rule is now available online to help before, during, or after your visit to the exhibit.

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building art


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Exhibit Now Open. All art will be sold in December!

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Each piece is signed by the artist & one of a kind. Great gift!

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meditation


This Wednesday: Learn to Meditate

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances. (http://www.how-to-meditate.org)

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Every Wednesday at the Museum from 5:15 to 5:45-Absolutely Free

Brought to you by our friends at:

Natural Path Meditation Center

3153 Lantz Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432

Building Peace Women's Correctional


Building Peace Women's Correctional


Building Peace:

October 29, 2pm

Building Peace is an on-going Museum series featuring compelling films, outstanding live music, or a special speaker on local to international topics.  Lively discussions follow and are encouraged. Held at the Museum. Free parking.

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Heidi Arnold, Professor of Communications, Sinclair College

Heidi Arnold, Professor of Communications, Sinclair College

Women Ex-Offenders and Reentering Society

Heidi Arnold, Professor of Communication at Sinclair Community College, has been teaching an interpersonal communication class at the Dayton Correctional Institution since 2011. Upon release, many women are met with closed doors and little to no social support. Arnold believes support from the community as well as family and friends is all that can propel an ex-offender re-entering society into any level of success.


Arnold won the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003, the SOCHE Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011 as well as Innovator of the Year Award.
Her most recent exhibit regarding incarceration was part of the Breathing Deeply, Pushing Back exhibit at DVAC entitled: Revealing Panes, Reflecting Pain.

Revealing Panes, Reflecting Pain represents the women who serve time in prison and the humanity of each life. The piece implores the viewer to regard each with compassion—a life worth pouring into. According to The New York Times (2016), every year about 600,000 men and women are released from prison. The facts that follow are relapse in drug use, unemployment, homelessness as well as a return trip to prison. Along with the visual representation, viewers can listen to essays written and recorded by Arnold as well as interviews with those women she has taught who are “trying to make it.”

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2017 Lit peace prize


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TIPS Now Accepting New Teens


Know a Dayton area teen interested in building peace and finding their voice? Check out our TIPS program.

TIPS Now Accepting New Teens


Know a Dayton area teen interested in building peace and finding their voice? Check out our TIPS program.

Are you a student in grades 7-12? Join us at TIPS

Dr. Laura Ann Weaver of Cincinnati speaks to teen members of the TIPS program about her experience growing up as a transgender person.

Americorps


Americorps


 
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Five AmeriCorps volunteers recently descended on our wonderful but chaotic peace museum library and digital collection and completely reorganized it for us!  Guided by Charlotte Chinn of the Ohio Reading Corps, the group did a wonderful job of cataloging scores of new books and creating some much-needed order across the library.

This included organizing the recent years' editions of winners and nominees of the Dayton Peace Literacy Awards.  The books are now in order, making each one easy to locate on the shelves for anyone in the community who wishes to do research or borrow from our growing collection.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Organize our Library!

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Are you a teacher or writer?  Just interested in peace studies?  Anyone in the community can borrow from our library collection of books, CD's, DVD's and manuscripts to do research, gain insight, or create lesson plans free of charge! 

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Jan


The Dayton International Peace Museum draws dozens of volunteers and hundreds of guests a year-All making connections to a more peaceful and just world.

The Dayton International Peace Museum draws dozens of volunteers and hundreds of guests a year-All making connections to a more peaceful and just world.

Ted Studebaker


Ted Studebaker


Click on the photo below to watch the video

This is the ABC News account of the story of Ted Studebaker, just after he was killed in Viet Nam in 1971. It was resurrected from partial film elements found in both the Brethren Historical Library and Archives in Elgin, IL and the Archives at Manchester College, North Manchester, IN and re-edited to replicate the original broadcast.

Ted Studebaker

Ted Studebaker (born September 29, 1945, outside of Dayton, Ohio) was a pacifist and conscientious objector who served as an agricultural worker during the Vietnam War and was executed by North Vietnam in 1971.

Studebaker was the 7th child of eight born on a farm in the small town of West Milton, Ohio. He was a devout member of the Church of the Brethren, and also excelled in sports and played football in high school as well as in college where he attended the small liberal arts school Manchester College in Indiana. He then attended Florida State University for two years pursuing his graduate degree in social work before he left for Vietnam. He also had a great love for music and was a guitarist.

While in Vietnam he volunteered with the Vietnam Christian service where he volunteered for two years working with a Montagnard hill tribe where he helped them with agricultural production. 

He was killed on April 26, 1971 by North Vietnamese when they first attacked the volunteers’ house with rockets and then invaded. The soldiers did not know who Studebaker was, they merely saw him as an American and therefore a threat and so he was executed. The lives of his wife and other volunteers were spared.

Excerpts from the webpage Military.Wiki.com

Cities of Peace


Do you have an interest in creating new exhibits? The Museum is always looking for new talent.

Click on Volunteers to learn more on how you can help.

Cities of Peace


Do you have an interest in creating new exhibits? The Museum is always looking for new talent.

Click on Volunteers to learn more on how you can help.

 

 Cities of Peace Exhibit Contineus

 
  • What are Cities of Peace?

  •  Where are Cities of Peace?

  •  Why are Cities of Peace Important?

  •  What is a Culture of Peace?  

  • What is Peacebuilding?  

  • How can we foster an  Economy of Peace? 

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Dayton was the first "City of Peace" and now there are more than 150 Cities of Peace worldwide.

Come see the exhibit at the Dayton International Peace Museum to answer these questions.

 

http://www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org

Kroger


Do you have a passion for peace? Bring your talents and join us. See the Volunteer page for details!

Kroger


Do you have a passion for peace? Bring your talents and join us. See the Volunteer page for details!

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Kroger Rewards

Did you know you can support the Dayton International Peace Museum just by shopping at Kroger?

It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select the Museum. Our number is #83751.

 Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for the museum every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

Cities of peace announce


September 21 is the International Day of Peace. Watch for details for local events here in the Miami Valley.

Cities of peace announce


September 21 is the International Day of Peace. Watch for details for local events here in the Miami Valley.

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Cities of Peace

Exciting Announcement!

On April 27th, Cities of Peace, Inc., was granted Special Consultative Status with the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).   

International Cities of Peace will now have two permanent passes to U.N. headquarters and be able to participate on committees and deliver oral statements and submit written statements to be circulated by the Secretary-General's office.

Thanks to the thousands of volunteers, city leaders, and peacemakers who have made this possible. It's great news and a tipping point to greater opportunities.  

                             Visit International Cities of Peace on our Website

Teens


Looking for a way to support peace?  Sponsor a child at our annual summer camp, a teen in a our TIPS program, or help to create our next exhibit or plan our film series. The Museum is run by donations and volunteers like you!

Teens


Looking for a way to support peace?  Sponsor a child at our annual summer camp, a teen in a our TIPS program, or help to create our next exhibit or plan our film series. The Museum is run by donations and volunteers like you!

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

The TIPS program for teens meets year round, but primarily during the school year.  Teens join TIPS from over a dozen area schools. Click on an application on the Home page to learn more about this free program of the Dayton International Peace Museum. 

Birthday Project


Want to help the Museum by having a party? See information below on the "BIRTHDAY PROJECT"

Birthday Project


Want to help the Museum by having a party? See information below on the "BIRTHDAY PROJECT"

 
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The Birthday Project

Would you like to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, retirement, ANYTHING, and help the Dayton International Peace Museum achieve its goal of promoting peace in the Miami Valley and beyond?  

The Birthday Project is an idea created by Charlotte, one our of top board members enabling museum friends and supporters to invite family and friends to celebrate and ask for donations to the Museum in lieu of gifts. Invited guests receive chances for original and hand-made door prizes, private museum tours and use of the Museum's kitchen and reception areas for their celebration. The museum has plenty of free parking in a great location in downtown Dayton.

Contact the museum for more information on how you can schedule your upcoming event and help the museum all at the same time!

 
 

Donate


Donate


You can help the Museum in Many Ways:

Volunteering your time and treasure are the most common ways to help:

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The Dayton International Peace Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

  • Tax ID #30-0207231

We promise to never - ever - sell or give your name or email address to any individual or organization! 
For questions, please contact:

Micahael Kalter
Interim Executive Director
michael@michaelkalter.com

Other ways to Donate to the Dayton International Peace Museum

Matching Gifts

Please ask your company about its matching gifts program - the process is usually very simple and it's a great way to increase the value of your donation!

Thousands of companies, including corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and associations, match their employees' charitable contributions - sometimes for as much as double the amount of the initial gift.

In addition to matching gifts of cash, some employers will match your gift of stock or securities. Some even match gifts made by employee spouses, retirees and board members.

Gifts of Stock

Do you own stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that you'd like to convert, but you don't want to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation?  Giving non-cash property enables you to help the Peace Museum while conserving your cash for other uses. Plus you may gain greater tax savings than you would if you made an equivalent donation of cash.

Your accountant or broker can advise you on the tax consequences of making a gift of stock, bonds or mutual funds to the Dayton International Peace Museum.  If you choose to donate non-cash property, please contact: michael@michaelkalter.com

Community Foundations

Some of our supporters make donor-advised contributions through their local community foundations. Community foundations make grants to a wide variety of charitable causes.

There are nearly 700 community foundations in the United States. You can find the community foundation in your city or state here, and learn how you can make a donor-advised contribution.

Endowment

Like any nonprofit, we struggle with operational costs and how to remain sustainable from year to year. You can help permanently support the Peace Museum by making an endowment gift.

Endowment funds are managed to grow steadily over time. Each year, some of the earnings from the funds are distributed. Over time, an endowment helps us count on steady funding to meet our budget expenses. If you have questions about creating an endowment for the Dayton International Peace Museum, please contact michael@michaelkalter.com

Bequests

As you plan for the future of your family, please consider providing for the future of the Peace Museum's vital work as well. Including the Dayton International Peace Museum in your will lets you support your commitment to peace well beyond your lifetime.

It's easy to leave a bequest of any specific dollar amount, or a percentage of your estate, by including the proper language in your will. Please have your attorney or accountant contact michael@michaelkalter.com for any required information regarding our non-profit status or how to leave a bequest.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Do you have a Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Giving Account? If so, please consider making a donor-advised grant to the Dayton International Peace Museum through your account.

KNV Summary


Nearly 70 adults and teenagers participated in the first Kingian Nonviolence Training in mid June.

KNV Summary


Nearly 70 adults and teenagers participated in the first Kingian Nonviolence Training in mid June.

 

First KNV Week a success! 

With presenters joining us from Portland and Chicago, the first Kingian Nonviolence Workshops were a true success for dozens of adults and teens in the Miami Valley. Co-sponsored by the Wilmington College's Peace Resource Center, the Museum hosted a free all day seminar on Sunday, followed by two intense days for adults and teens and finally three more days just for teenagers.

 
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Volunteer Day


The next Volunteer Fair Breakfast and Awards event will be in the Fall. Watch for details in September.

Volunteer Day


The next Volunteer Fair Breakfast and Awards event will be in the Fall. Watch for details in September.

 

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

The Museum recognizes the tireless efforts of so many volunteers who keep the doors open to the nation's only peace museum

 
Veteran peace activists Tim Lingg and co-founder of the museum, Ralph Dull, at the recent volunteer fair and breakfast celebration in Holbrooke Hall.

Veteran peace activists Tim Lingg and co-founder of the museum, Ralph Dull, at the recent volunteer fair and breakfast celebration in Holbrooke Hall.

Executive Director, Michael Kalter presents long-time peace museum volunteer and leadership team member Bill Meers with a special award of recognition at Saturday's volunteer breakfast.

Executive Director, Michael Kalter presents long-time peace museum volunteer and leadership team member Bill Meers with a special award of recognition at Saturday's volunteer breakfast.

Volunteers from the Westminster Church were on site en mass to help move several hundred pounds of mulch to make the museum's flower bed look their best.

Volunteers from the Westminster Church were on site en mass to help move several hundred pounds of mulch to make the museum's flower bed look their best.

Members of the leadership team stuff envelopes, fold letters and prepare nearly a thousand appeal for donations letters to go out in support of the museum's efforts to create peace in Dayton and the world.

Members of the leadership team stuff envelopes, fold letters and prepare nearly a thousand appeal for donations letters to go out in support of the museum's efforts to create peace in Dayton and the world.

Our neighbors at Westminster Church generously volunteered half of their Saturday to help the grounds of the museum by spreading many yards of fresh mulch.

Our neighbors at Westminster Church generously volunteered half of their Saturday to help the grounds of the museum by spreading many yards of fresh mulch.

Lonnie


Lonnie


Organizing for peace locally and across the world: Board Member, Lonnie Franks

Organizing for peace locally and across the world: Board Member, Lonnie Franks

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Local Peace Heroes


 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Peace Heroes:

Peace literacy happens when we learn skills and knowledge from everyday local peace heroes.

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Local Peace Heroes:

Peace literacy happens when we learn skills and knowledge from everyday local peace heroes.

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Peace Literacy Matters

What does peace look like through the eyes of a child?

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Peace Literacy Matters

What does peace look like through the eyes of a child?

Summer Camp 2017


The Peace Museum is part of the September 10th Peace Village and Walk in downtown Dayton.  Save the date!

Summer Camp 2017


The Peace Museum is part of the September 10th Peace Village and Walk in downtown Dayton.  Save the date!

10th Annual Peace Camp Largest Ever

The Dayton International Peace Museum's Summer Peace Camp is in its 10th year. Each year the theme and focus are on peace-building skills our campers can apply not only during Peace Camp but in their daily lives. The Dayton Women's Club provided the venue for the final celebration and luncheon after an amazing week.

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         The Big Tent is going up for camp 2017!
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INMB Conference


The Museum is in desperate need of more volunteers, especially those interested in being a docent.

Please contact us and learn how you can help in the success of the country's only peace museum!

INMB Conference


The Museum is in desperate need of more volunteers, especially those interested in being a docent.

Please contact us and learn how you can help in the success of the country's only peace museum!

 

International Network of Museums for Peace Conference 2017-Belfast

 
Most of the Dayton delegation gathers for a photo at Ulster University in Belfast, site of the conference.

Most of the Dayton delegation gathers for a photo at Ulster University in Belfast, site of the conference.

Museum Director, Michael Kalter and the INMB Director talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire at Stormont, the Northern Ireland General Assembly.

Museum Director, Michael Kalter and the INMB Director talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire at Stormont, the Northern Ireland General Assembly.

Mairead Maguire was the keynote speaker.

Mairead Maguire was the keynote speaker.

Bill Shaw of Crosscurrents International Institute in Ohio moderated one of the conference's seminars in Belfast

Bill Shaw of Crosscurrents International Institute in Ohio moderated one of the conference's seminars in Belfast

The city of Belfast served as the host city to this year's conference for administrators of international peace museums.

The city of Belfast served as the host city to this year's conference for administrators of international peace museums.

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Contact page


Contact

Contact page


Contact

HOURS:  Weds. - Sun., 1 - 5 pm

(Main)  937-227-3223

(Fax): 937-224-2713

Michael Kalter, Director

208 W. Monument, Dayton OH 45402

admin@daytonpeacemuseum.com

 
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Quilt Guide


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