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Ted Studebaker


Friday, September 29 would have been the 72nd birthday of Ted Studebaker. This week we taking the opportunity to honor his legacy of being a true peace builder and hero. Click on the photo below to watch a 1971 ABC News segment on his life and death.

Ted Studebaker


Friday, September 29 would have been the 72nd birthday of Ted Studebaker. This week we taking the opportunity to honor his legacy of being a true peace builder and hero. Click on the photo below to watch a 1971 ABC News segment on his life and death.

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

17 Cool Soups September


17 Cool Soups September


 
This event SOLD OUT in the spring, so buy your tickets early! Live entertainment begins at 12:30. Free parking at the Museum.

This event SOLD OUT in the spring, so buy your tickets early! Live entertainment begins at 12:30. Free parking at the Museum.

Cool Soups for a HOT Cause!

Delightful event with freshly made soups (including a vegetarian and vegan option), caprese salad, breads from Ashley’s Pastry Shop, desserts and beverages included.

 Friday, September 29 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Christ Episcopal Church; 20 W. First St.

Donation $ 25 (tax deductible). Reservations may be made at by contacting Mary Ann at 434-5992 or reserve on-line at the link below:

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New Exhibit Opening Celebration: 9/29 at 6

Meet the Artist. Live Music. Food. Drinks.

Brad Heckman & Building Peace through the Arts

 

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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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.

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Newsletter


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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

Westhemier Symposium


Westhemier Symposium


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Monday, October 9 - 7 p.m.  Free & Open to the public!

"Welcome to Shelbyville" Film Showing and Community Talk.
McCoy Room, Kelly Center

A small town in the heart of America's Bible Belt grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.

A panel of community members will lead a talk-back session after the film to discuss the challenges of immigration and refugees from a community perspective. (2009, Not Rated. 74 minutes.)

Tuesday, October 10 1 p.m.


Welcoming the Other in Central Ohio
McCoy Room, Kelly Center, Free Event
 

A panel of recent immigrants and social service providers affiliated with Catholic Social Services in Dayton will discuss the immigrant experience in Ohio.

The rest of the afternoon schedule is being intentionally left open at this point to allow for the addition of service projects, breakout discussions, other speakers, as deemed appropriate by Committee in the fall. Watch your email and our Facebook page for updates.

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7:30 p.m.

Jim Keady, #WagingPeace
Heiland Theatre, Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Free Event


In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as the xenophobic/Islamophobic rhetoric ratcheted up to a fever pitch. He watched as average citizens and Presidential candidates raged about the evils of Islam and their belief that all Muslims want to kill us. As the rhetoric pivoted hard toward Muslim refugees, they were suddenly being depicted as the enemy! That is when he felt he had to go to Greece to help in any way he could. Keady challenges each of us to search for the humanity in those we fear and perceive as "other."

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TIPS: Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions come from over a dozen local schools in the Dayton area!

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TIPS: Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions come from over a dozen local schools in the Dayton area!

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The new exhibit will continue to expand as the crisis evolves...

Hurry! Immigration Exhibit Ends Soon

In light of our current social and political climate, we reexamine the role of immigration within both the Dayton community and the nation at large.

“Immigration: Our Shared Dream Revisited” scrutinizes the reasons migrants leave their homes, illustrates their roles within society and presents a human face of the marginalized.    

Come and experience the relevance of this exhibit first seen in part at the museum three years ago.  In weeks to come, the exhibit will grow to include new material related to this moment in the U.S and worldwide.   The conversation continues, ever more urgently.

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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.

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. 

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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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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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!

 
 

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.

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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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

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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Ralph and Chris Dull helped to found the Dayton International Peace Museum in 2004 and remain active each week since!

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Ralph and Chris Dull helped to found the Dayton International Peace Museum in 2004 and remain active each week since!

 

Always a Dull Moment

One of the Museum's founders, Ralph Dull celebrates his 88th birthday with a fundraiser for the DIPM

 
Ralph and wife Chris celebrate with Judge Rice at this week's celebration.

Ralph and wife Chris celebrate with Judge Rice at this week's celebration.

Roasts, toasts, magic and comedy rounded out the birthday celebration for Ralph Dull.

Roasts, toasts, magic and comedy rounded out the birthday celebration for Ralph Dull.

Executive Director, Michael Kalter welcomes guests to the 88th birthday party for Ralph Dull.

Executive Director, Michael Kalter welcomes guests to the 88th birthday party for Ralph Dull.

Museum board member, Lonnie Franks, waits to reveal his Deep Thought.

Museum board member, Lonnie Franks, waits to reveal his Deep Thought.

Leadership team member Bill Meers reveals the beautiful quilt door prize created by Museum board member, Charlotte Paugh.

Leadership team member Bill Meers reveals the beautiful quilt door prize created by Museum board member, Charlotte Paugh.

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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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