Explore what peace means in the past, present, and future.

Featured Exhibit: Coming of Age: Photographs & Stories from Teens to Lifelong Learners

Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Dayton and a grant from The World Religion Foundation of Dayton.  

Now through December 17. Free with regular museum admission.

Current Exhibits

Visit our museum in-person to view our permanent and pop-up exhibitions.

J. Kadir Cannon Collection


Gandhi Photo Collection & Lifestory Exhibit


The Heckman Gallery

Opens this fall

Dayton Peace Accords


Current Digital Exhibits

Enjoy our engaging digital exhibits from the comfort of home.

Dayton Peace Accords

A major highlight of the museum is the interactive exhibit honoring the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords. The exhibit includes original artifacts, maps, photos, and manuscripts from the historic event. The digital exhibit was supported by a special grant from the Dayton Rotary Club.

The exhibit also houses the Dayton Peace Prize, created by artist Michael Bashaw to honor global peace leaders.

Past recipients have included Ambassador Tony Hall, former President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights advocate, Angelina Jolie, former Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, and lead Accords negotiator, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. The award is made every five years.

Peacebuilder Stories

Two interactive touchscreen exhibits at the Museum celebrate individuals who accepted the risk of making the world less violent and a more just place for everyone. Learn about PeaceBuilders from around the world to the Miami Valley. This special exhibit can be viewed online and at the museum.

The exhibit was created with the generous help of the Ted Studebaker Family and the Dayton Foundation.

Peace Labyrinth-Opens Fall 2022

A series of 17 quilts that visitors can walk through, like a labyrinth, which portray the teachings of the Golden Rule.

The Dayton Peace Trail is Now Live

This trail is designed to help us remember and pay tribute to those spaces of peace and justice in our community.

Upcoming Guest Exhibits

Brad Heckman, NY Artist

Now Showing

Ends October 22

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