There is no them, there is only us.

There is no them, there is only us. We promote a world that seeks alternatives to war and violence and encourages compassion.

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As a member of the Museums for All program, those receiving SNAP benefits can gain free admission during our regular business hours.

Welcome to The International Peace Museum

Our mission is to inspire people to work for greater peace and compassion through education and collaboration.

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

Peacbuilder Stories

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Gandhi Photo Collection & Lifestory Exhibit – Ongoing

Gandhi Original Photo Collection

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J. Kadir Cannon Collection – Ongoing

Kadir Cannon Collection

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The Dayton Peace Accords

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Lessons of the Dayton Accords

Nationalism and xenophobia were at the root of the brutal war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Unfortunately, these tactics are not new, and they are becoming common again as new political leaders around the world use nationalism to rise to power. It is up to peace-loving people to be just as passionate about a world that celebrates diversity and difference. Visit our full digital exhibit on the Dayton Peace Accords, and the aftermath of the war in the former Yugoslavia.

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The museum serves as a gathering place for everyone and offers programs that celebrate music, art, books, film, new ideas, and fresh, often under-represented voices to the conversation. The museum’s success depends on supporters and volunteers like you. It goes without saying, the more support we have from the community, the more we can offer in the future.

Faces by Ella Santos
2023 Peace Camp Flyer

Kid Art Projects at Dayton International Peace Museum

The Museum has programs throughout the year for people of all ages. Our summer camp program in 2023 (available for registration now), is a continuation of the Peace Pathways program for teachers, as well as programs specific to K-12 students. Students from the University of Dayton will attend classes in the museum space in the spring of 2023 as part of a micro-course program.

Dayton Peace Museum
November 10, 2022

This place is so nice. There is an awesome kids’ room and a library, very impactful though small exhibits. Sweet and knowledgeable tour guide, too. We spent about an hour here and definitely enjoyed our time.