Dayton International Peace Museum

From SourceWatch
Jump to: navigation, search

Dayton International Peace Museum was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Ohio on 5/27/2004, and subsequently received its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.

"In the summer of 2003, Christine Dull, long-time peace activist and citizen-diplomat, was returning from a citizen-observation visit to Iraq with her husband, Ralph, when she had a vision: Dayton should have a museum dedicated to transforming our culture of violence into a culture of peace. The museum would be a non-partisan cultural and educational facility designed to promote the concept of peace and the viability of non-violent solutions to conflict at the local, national and international levels. It would particularly seek to address the educational gaps, with regard to peace and peacemaking, of local, regional and international children, recognizing that they can and will become the next generation of peacemakers.

"Fred Arment and Lisa Wolters, experienced advertising professionals, joined the Dulls, and the four worked long hours planning and obtaining the necessary documents. They used their own money and a $10,000 grant from the Dayton People's Fund to begin the museum. In October 2005, the group, now incorporated as Dayton Peace Museum, Inc., had a brief tenure at 601 W. Riverview Avenue. At the same time, veteran and retired police officer Steve Fryburg came on as the Museum’s full-time, pro-bono director.

"After two years of planning, the Dayton International Peace Museum opened its permanent doors at 208 W. Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton, Ohio on October 14th, 2005." [1]

Member of International Network of Museums for Peace.

Directors (as of July 2009)

Accessed August 2009: [2]

Honorary Trustees (as of July 2009)

Accessed August 2009: [3]

Professional Advisory Board (as of July 2009)

Accessed August 2009: [4]

Contact

Web: http://daytonpeacemuseum.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Histsory, Dayton International Peace Museum, accessed August 5, 2009.
  2. Who we are, Dayton International Peace Museum, accessed August 5, 2009.
  3. Who we are, Dayton International Peace Museum, accessed August 5, 2009.
  4. Who we are, Dayton International Peace Museum, accessed August 5, 2009.