20th Anniversary


Celebrate the actions of the past and recent peace activists at The International Peace Museum. View one-of-a-kind exhibits, attend events, and join our community.


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.



Peacebuilder Stories

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Gandhi Photo Collection & Lifestory Exhibit

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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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. The more support we have from the community, the more we can offer in the future.

Peace Camp at Dayton Peace Museum


2024 Summer Peace Camp

Peace camp is a fun-filled week of creativity, art, friendship and learning about Peace! We can’t wait for you to join us!



Rick Polhamus Exhibit

20 Years at Peace


Rick Polhamus Essay



Dayton Peace Reading Circle



A Season for Nonviolence








This was my first time visiting the Peace Museum and I’m glad that I did. The team was friendly, informative & was passionate about introducing us to the museum. You should stop off for this hidden gem in Dayton to experience the changing exhibits, check out their library or bring the kids to put on a puppet show.

The museum is a place to spend time to realize how important peace is to our world, thru exhibits, education, videos and to teach peace, tolerance, acceptance of cultures all over the world.



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