Dayton International Peace Museum


United States


The Dayton International Peace Museum is a non-profit organization based in Dayton, Ohio and works to inspire a culture of peace on the local, national, and international levels. They use educational activities and events in order to raise awareness about current peace-building strategies and to gain support for peaceful initiatives going on all over the world. They have programs including permanent museum exhibits on war and peace and Nobel Prize winners, rotating exhibits on conflict-ridden areas, summer peace camps for children, speaker series, and monthly interfaith gatherings. The Dayton International Peace Museum works with both adults and children to encourage a lasting peace in their community, nation, and world.

Mission Statement: The Dayton International Peace Museum works to contribute to a local, national, and international culture of peace through exhibits, activities, and events that focus on nonviolent choices.


Our Connection:

Board Discretionary Grant. The Skees Family Foundation began supporting the Dayton International Peace Museum in 2009, and we have continued our grants ever since. However, we don’t only support them financially. Two of our family members residing in Dayton have also given copious amounts of their time to this organization, whether it be through secretarial work, carpentry, baking, or advice-giving. We’re pretty sure the rest of our issues won’t get anywhere until we achieve peace.



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