What is a peace museum?

The Dayton Peace Museum is located at 10 N. Ludlow St on the Historic Courthouse Plaza in downtown Dayton, Ohio. The Museum was founded in 2004. The Museum is set to reopen at our new home in early 2022.
Mission: The Dayton International Peace Museum has a mission to promote, through education and collaboration, a more equitable, civil, and peaceful world.
Vision: We provide inspiration and the opportunity to learn alternatives to war, violence, and injustice. Our programs and exhibits are non-partisan, secular, and feature themes of conflict resolution, equity, social justice, tolerance, and protecting our natural world.
We honor Dayton’s history as host of the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords and home to the most comprehensive exhibit of its kind on the subject. We believe strongly in collaboration with similarly-missioned organizations in the Miami Valley and in the world are active members of the Peace in Our Cities global initiative, the Austrian Service Abroad program, the Association of Children’s Museums, and are active on the advisory board of the International Network of Museums of Peace based in Kyoto.
Our programs include Building Peace: series of guest speakers on special topics, the MLK Dialogues series, a Great Discussions program on current geopolitical events, quarterly exhibits, a book club, teen programs, guided meditation, yoga, a children’s summer camp, and an annual summer program for teens and adults on subjects ranging from Kingian Nonviolence training, compassion education, peace literacy to human rights.
We are the official repository of each fiction and nonfiction book submitted annually to the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Recent winners of the Richard Holbrooke Award include John Irving, Hala Alyan, and Ta-Nehisi Coates
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