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Announcements


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The Peace Museum is taking a Summer Siesta for the month of July!

The Peace Museum is still open for group tours and special events all month. Click on the request button above to get started.

The Museum staff will be installing new exhibits, replacing part of our 1865 roof, renovating a bathroom, planning future exhibits and events, and initiating our new Membership Program. Please become a member of America’s only peace museum! See you in August!

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IFG Picnic


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Our Planet


Our Planet


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Thanks


Thanks


Thank you to all of our Peace Camp Sponsors!

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Poverty Video


Poverty Video


Faith Communities in Action: Combatting Poverty in Dayton is a 9-minute film about how Dayton area faith communities are zeroing in the ancient social ills of racism, inequity, and poverty in the Miami Valley. The film highlights ideas of 'food deserts' and how the Gem City Market concept is helping to solve that issue for many people on Dayton's west side.
 
 

American Creed


American Creed


Wright Memorial Library, Oakwood

Sworn-Again America is a project to revitalize citizenship. Let's reconsider what it means to be an American. Reimagine what we can do to make an unum out of the pluribus, and then, in ceremonies at dinner tables, block parties, or town square, with five or five thousand, take the oath to become a Sworn-Again American! The Dayton Peace Museum is joining Wright Memorial Library and ThinkTV to promote viewing and conversation about the PBS documentary American Creed - americancreed.org - which features diverse Americans grappling with what it means to be American and how we define ourselves. There is an emphasis on our immigrant heritage and the important contributions of current immigrants.

Youtube Video


Youtube Video


EPICENTER: Dayton’s Opioid Crisis

 

About the film

It's no secret that the heroin epidemic is a nationwide problem, but it seems to have impacted Ohio, especially Dayton, disproportionately. Media Production students at the University of Dayton are creating a documentary that educates and enlightens people as to the reality of living in the epicenter.

 

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Cities of peace 10


Cities of Peace Turns Ten!

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of International Cities of Peace

The Dayton Council on World Affairs (DCOWA) hosted J. Frederick Arment, the founding director of International Cities of Peace, recently at an event at the Museum. ICP is a Dayton-based nonprofit organization with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, the United Nations Committee for NGOs.

Arment is author of two works of fiction and two nonfiction books on peace, including “The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works” and “The Economics of Peace: Freedom, the Golden Rule, and the Broadening of Prosperity". As one of the five founders of the Dayton International Peace Museum, which began organizing in 2003, Arment has a long history of peace building in the Miami Valley, especially through the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group of over 120 local organizations.

To date there are over 242 International Cities of Peace in 54 countries on six continents, and the network is expanding each month. Each city of peace is unique in its response to the needs of the community in terms of increasing safety, prosperity, and quality of life for all citizens. The presentation will include an overview of global initiatives that address violence and build a new generation of leadership dedicated to fostering a practical culture of peace. Case studies will include peace initiatives in China, Nepal, Argentina, Nigeria, Uganda, and more.

For more information, go to www.dcowa.org, or www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org

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Silver Medal

The Dayton International Peace Museum was recently awarded the Silver Medal and Seal of Transparency by GuideStar.org. The independent reporting agency is the world's largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. GuideStar rates non-profits on their reliability in reporting legal and tax information, board of trustee data, diversity of boards, communication, statistics on donor giving and financial stability.

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The new exhibit is on the Opioid Crisis and how it has affected the Miami Valley in the past few years and what is being done to solve it.

Sign ups for Peace Camp continues until the camp sells out, which it usually does by the end of April! Sign up on this website.

In June, an exhibit and original film will feature how members of the Dayton area faith communities are working to solve poverty in Dayton, which statistically has twice the average rate of poverty to comparable communities in the US.

The Museum holds monthly volunteer breakfasts for current volunteers and those interested in becoming more involved. Look for announcements on the next event.

The Museum holds monthly volunteer breakfasts for current volunteers and those interested in becoming more involved. Look for announcements on the next event.

Visiting the Peace Museum on a snowy Sunday with time to learn more about how to celebrate builders of peace, including Malala.

Visiting the Peace Museum on a snowy Sunday with time to learn more about how to celebrate builders of peace, including Malala.

A Native American elder from Black Mesa, AZ speaks to a crowd to discuss the issues facing people on western reservations.

A Native American elder from Black Mesa, AZ speaks to a crowd to discuss the issues facing people on western reservations.

The March museum board meeting happened to fall on the warmest day of the year and members took full advantage to enjoy an early evening meeting in the museum’s parking lot.

The March museum board meeting happened to fall on the warmest day of the year and members took full advantage to enjoy an early evening meeting in the museum’s parking lot.

Blues aficionado and museum supporter and friend,  Chris Yakopcic  performed at the Museum’s semi-annual   Hot Soups Cool Blues   event.

Blues aficionado and museum supporter and friend, Chris Yakopcic performed at the Museum’s semi-annual Hot Soups Cool Blues event.

Dayton Convention and Visitor Center  employees Sonja and Iggy get roped into helping hoist banners on the side of the Museum one recent and windy day!

Dayton Convention and Visitor Center employees Sonja and Iggy get roped into helping hoist banners on the side of the Museum one recent and windy day!

Writing graffiti on the border wall and answering questions for prizes!

Writing graffiti on the border wall and answering questions for prizes!

Members of the  Sinclair Community College High School Scholars  program meet up on a recent Saturday morning to learn all about  America’s ONLY Peace Museum !.

Members of the Sinclair Community College High School Scholars program meet up on a recent Saturday morning to learn all about America’s ONLY Peace Museum!.

After an arguably long and cold Winter, Spring has finally kicked in with tulips, daffodils, and soon irises blooming all around the Museum gardens.

After an arguably long and cold Winter, Spring has finally kicked in with tulips, daffodils, and soon irises blooming all around the Museum gardens.

Professor Kenneth Madsen of Ohio State University pulls door prize winners from questions on the Mexican Border Wall exhibit at the Museum.

Professor Kenneth Madsen of Ohio State University pulls door prize winners from questions on the Mexican Border Wall exhibit at the Museum.

Members of the Dayton SORVOS-a group of returned Peace Corps volunteers have let the Museum borrow some of the treasures they collected on their two year adventure overseas. The collection will be on view through the summer.

Members of the Dayton SORVOS-a group of returned Peace Corps volunteers have let the Museum borrow some of the treasures they collected on their two year adventure overseas. The collection will be on view through the summer.

Keo, a teenager from Minnesota spent a couple hours of his spring breakout the Peace Museum doing research on the Dayton Peace Accords. Keo is preparing for his school’s annual National History Day project, which for him will be a ten minute video production.

Keo, a teenager from Minnesota spent a couple hours of his spring breakout the Peace Museum doing research on the Dayton Peace Accords. Keo is preparing for his school’s annual National History Day project, which for him will be a ten minute video production.

Artists of the Woman Strong exhibit answer questions from University of Dayton students touring the multi-discipline art exhibit in December 2018.

Artists of the Woman Strong exhibit answer questions from University of Dayton students touring the multi-discipline art exhibit in December 2018.

Giving tours to school groups often requires volunteer museum guides to come in early, but the Museum is committed to young people and promoting nonviolence and the merits of building peace and friendships in our community.

Giving tours to school groups often requires volunteer museum guides to come in early, but the Museum is committed to young people and promoting nonviolence and the merits of building peace and friendships in our community.

The annual  Peace Camp  will be held on June 24-28, 2019 downtown. Look for the link on the website and social media any second now!.

The annual Peace Camp will be held on June 24-28, 2019 downtown. Look for the link on the website and social media any second now!.

University of Dayton students toured the museum in January and took photos for the annual “Museum Selfie Day” event celebrated by museums worldwide.

University of Dayton students toured the museum in January and took photos for the annual “Museum Selfie Day” event celebrated by museums worldwide.

With lots of musical instruments to try out, he museum’s children room never fails to draw a crowd. Arguably the loudest room in the museum.

With lots of musical instruments to try out, he museum’s children room never fails to draw a crowd. Arguably the loudest room in the museum.

Alexander Brown (center) speaks about his experiences and shares poetry on the opioid crisis in Dayton. The reception also featured the University of Dayton student film, “Epidemic” as well as the opening of the latest temporary exhibit at the Museum. The exhibit and film will be available through May.

Alexander Brown (center) speaks about his experiences and shares poetry on the opioid crisis in Dayton. The reception also featured the University of Dayton student film, “Epidemic” as well as the opening of the latest temporary exhibit at the Museum. The exhibit and film will be available through May.

Members of the Museum’s teen program listen to thoughts on mediation from Dayton Mediation Center director, Arch Grieve.

Members of the Museum’s teen program listen to thoughts on mediation from Dayton Mediation Center director, Arch Grieve.

The Museum continues to draw documentary filmmakers interested in learning about the only peace museum in North or South America. How do you support the Museum?

The Museum continues to draw documentary filmmakers interested in learning about the only peace museum in North or South America. How do you support the Museum?

Fun Facts:    The Issac Pollack House  was completed as the American Civil War was ending in 1865 and  Abe Lincoln  was president.. The house was one of two identical mansion houses build, side by side on Third St. in the style of Victorian Second Empire, popular during the mid 19th century and the reign of England’s  Queen Victoria .

Fun Facts: The Issac Pollack House was completed as the American Civil War was ending in 1865 and Abe Lincoln was president.. The house was one of two identical mansion houses build, side by side on Third St. in the style of Victorian Second Empire, popular during the mid 19th century and the reign of England’s Queen Victoria.

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Kroger


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

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

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Kroger & Amazon

Did you know you can support the Dayton International Peace Museum just by shopping at Kroger and at Smile.Amazon.com?

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 #GL207

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

If you shop on Amazon, add the Peace Museum to the Smile.Amazon charity program and automatically give the museum a percentage of every dollar you spend from Amazon.com.

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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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Local Peace Heroes:

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

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Families


This is what democracy looks like...

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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.

 

 The Cities of Peace Exhibit Returns in May 2019

 

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

Ted Studebaker


Ted Studebaker


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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

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This Month at the Dayton

The Museum’s annual summer peace camp will be held on June 24-28, from 9am to noon each day. The camp is open to students ages 5 to 12.  This year’s camp is now sold out. Thank you.

The Museum’s annual summer peace camp will be held on June 24-28, from 9am to noon each day. The camp is open to students ages 5 to 12.

This year’s camp is now sold out. Thank you.

Something’s happening here! Exhibit creator Grace is hard at work on the Museum’s third floor landing creating a new and improved exhibit on climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and wildlife extinction happening all around us. Look for an announcement for this new exhibit opening soon.

Something’s happening here! Exhibit creator Grace is hard at work on the Museum’s third floor landing creating a new and improved exhibit on climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and wildlife extinction happening all around us. Look for an announcement for this new exhibit opening soon.

Every Wednesday is Zensday at the Peace Museum! We offer free meditation at 5:15, followed by yoga with Kaye at 6pm. Bring your reusable water bottle and mat or borrow one of ours.

Every Wednesday is Zensday at the Peace Museum! We offer free meditation at 5:15, followed by yoga with Kaye at 6pm. Bring your reusable water bottle and mat or borrow one of ours.

Happy 15th Birthday Peace Museum!  Although we barely look like a teenager, the Peace Museum is deep into adolescence and about to celebrate our 15th birthday by bringing back our new and improved way of supporting America’s Only Peace Museum: Membership.  Stay tuned for all the details and special opportunities heading your way.


Happy 15th Birthday Peace Museum!

Although we barely look like a teenager, the Peace Museum is deep into adolescence and about to celebrate our 15th birthday by bringing back our new and improved way of supporting America’s Only Peace Museum: Membership.

Stay tuned for all the details and special opportunities heading your way.

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Faith Communities and Combatting Poverty in Dayton  Our latest exhibit explores the reasons behind and the solutions for solving the scourge of poverty in the Miami Valley. With the help from faith-based communities as well as secular organizations, the war on poverty in Dayton is complex and ever changing, thanks to recent events such as the dozen tornadoes that ripped through the area on Memorial Day.

Faith Communities and Combatting Poverty in Dayton

Our latest exhibit explores the reasons behind and the solutions for solving the scourge of poverty in the Miami Valley. With the help from faith-based communities as well as secular organizations, the war on poverty in Dayton is complex and ever changing, thanks to recent events such as the dozen tornadoes that ripped through the area on Memorial Day.

June is Pride Month around the world and around the Miami Valley.    The Peace Museum stands in solidarity with the thousands of our fellow citizens who identify LGTBQ and those who love and support them.  Look for special events all month around town including the 50th anniversary of the Stone Wall Riots,

June is Pride Month around the world and around the Miami Valley.

The Peace Museum stands in solidarity with the thousands of our fellow citizens who identify LGTBQ and those who love and support them.

Look for special events all month around town including the 50th anniversary of the Stone Wall Riots,

Save the date for next October 1 for the start of the University of Dayton’s Human Rights 4 day conference.

Save the date for next October 1 for the start of the University of Dayton’s Human Rights 4 day conference.

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Global Youth Day! The Museum received the help from over a dozen area teens who learned about the Museum and gave every window and staircase a thorough cleaning.  The Museum has been in need of a good Spring cleaning after our long Winter! Thanks for the help!

Global Youth Day! The Museum received the help from over a dozen area teens who learned about the Museum and gave every window and staircase a thorough cleaning.

The Museum has been in need of a good Spring cleaning after our long Winter! Thanks for the help!

The Peace Museum is partnering with Wright Memorial Library in Oakwood and Think TV to promote viewing and conversation about the PBS documentary American Creed -  americancreed.org  - which features diverse Americans grappling with what it means to be American and how we define ourselves.  There is an emphasis on our immigrant heritage and the important contributions of current immigrants.  Sat. June 15th, 10-11 AM in Oakwood

The Peace Museum is partnering with Wright Memorial Library in Oakwood and Think TV to promote viewing and conversation about the PBS documentary American Creed - americancreed.org - which features diverse Americans grappling with what it means to be American and how we define ourselves.

There is an emphasis on our immigrant heritage and the important contributions of current immigrants.

Sat. June 15th, 10-11 AM in Oakwood

 
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October 29, 1995, WPAFB:  The Museum is completely updating the Dayton Peace Accords exhibit and needs help from those people who were involved 24 years ago.  Do you have a story, original photographs, or memorabilia you would be willing to share? Contact us please!

October 29, 1995, WPAFB:

The Museum is completely updating the Dayton Peace Accords exhibit and needs help from those people who were involved 24 years ago.

Do you have a story, original photographs, or memorabilia you would be willing to share? Contact us please!

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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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?

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Quilt Guide


Quilt Guide