dayton international peace museum
The Dayton International Peace Museum is the only permanent museum in the United States dedicated to peace and diplomacy. It is located at 10 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402, in downtown Dayton, Ohio in the former Masonic Temple building that was constructed in 1929. The Museum features a permanent collection of historic artifacts, including nearly 200 swords and daggers from around the world that provide a visual representation of how war has changed since ancient times and how it continues to shape our lives today. The Museum opened on June 18, 2006 as the culmination of over 15 years of planning and fundraising by local community organizations. Since then, it has expanded its permanent collection with items donated by former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as other dignitaries who attended its opening day bash. This includes a ceremonial sword given to every U.S. president upon their inauguration that now adorns one wall of the museum’s grand hall where formal events are also held occasionally or when special guests visit: heads of state, celebrities or Nobel Prize winners who have identified peace as one of humanity’s greatest needs for their lifetime activities.
What can you see/do at the Dayton Peace Museum?
The Museum tells the story of international diplomacy through the ages, beginning with the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians who used weapons of war as a means of expanding their trade routes and territorial expansion. Each area of the museum is designed to highlight key events in the evolution of international relations and how peace has been achieved through diplomacy. There are interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore the history of international diplomacy and the role that weapons have played in shaping the world. Find out how India’s ancient scriptures show how a land battle between two neighboring kingdoms led to a peace treaty that allowed both kingdoms to prosper. Or discover how the art of weapon-making has evolved from the bow and arrow to modern firearms to nuclear weapons and finally to the next generation of weapons that may be found in outer space or on the ocean’s floor.
How to visit the Dayton Peace Museum
The Dayton Peace Museum is located at 130 Miamicon Center Drive in Dayton, Ohio. It is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free to the general public, and free guided tours are provided to groups of 10 or more. The Museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit the Museum’s website.
Get in touch with the museum before your visit
The Dayton Peace Museum wants to connect with as many visitors as possible before their trip, so they have provided the following information in the hope that someone reading this will be able to contact the Museum ahead of their visit: - Address - 130 Miamicon Center Drive, Dayton, OH 45402 Phone Number - 937-228-8893 - Email Address - firstname.lastname@example.org - Social Media - Facebook.com/DaytonPeaceMuseum and Twitter.com/DaytonPeace
This peace museum is worth checking out if you're in the area. It's a bit out of the way, but the permanent collection is impressive, and the interactive exhibits are fantastic. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's one of the best museums I've ever seen, and I've been to a lot of museums!