20th Anniversary

LEARN THE PAST. CHANGE THE FUTURE.

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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Up Next

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.

 

 

 

Rick Polhamus Exhibit

20 Years at Peace

 

Rick Polhamus Essay

 

 

Dayton Peace Reading Circle

 

 

A Season for Nonviolence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

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.

This is a lovely place to just hang out, or to learn about the history of our peace heroes around the world. The library and children’s room are outstanding under-used resources. It is filled with positive energy and the historical architecture of the building is breathtaking.

 

 

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