Dayton International Peace Museum

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Coordinates: 39°45′46″N 84°11′48″W / 39.762883°N 84.196594°W / 39.762883; -84.196594

Dayton International Peace Museum

The Isaac Pollack House, home to the Dayton International Peace Museum
Established 27 May 2004

208 W Monument Ave.

Dayton, OH, 45402, USA
Type Peace museum

The Dayton International Peace Museum is a museum located in Dayton, Ohio at 208 West Monument Avenue. It is the second peace museum to be created in the United States, with The Peace Museum in Chicago, Illinois being the first.

The Dayton International Peace Museum is a place for children and adults to find positive, nonviolent alternatives to a culture of violence. The Peace Museum serves not only as a traditional museum that displays peace-related objects of permanent value, it also serves as a vibrant activities center for those who seek a community of peace. The Peace Museum features permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits that highlight the rich history and potential of nonviolent solutions.


The Board of Directors

  • CHAIR—Wm. P. Shaw, President, Crosscurrents International Institute
  • VICE CHAIR—Bob Hadley, Retired Attorney
  • SECRETARY—Christine Dull, Museum Founder
  • TREASURER—Ralph Dull, Museum Founder
  • Khurshid Ahmad, Professor Emeritus, WSU Raj Soin Business School
  • Bashir G. Ahmed, Past President, Islamic Council of Ohio
  • Derrick L. Foward, M.C.E., President, Dayton Unit NAACP
  • Thomas Girvin, Director, ScreenPeace Film Festival
  • Kate Johnson, Technical Writer & Editor
  • Lee Massoud, Educator, Community Activist
  • Yufeng Wang, Professor of American History, Sinclair Community College
  • Wayne Wlodarski, Counselor, Northmont School System

Honorary Trustees

  • Irwin Abrams, Professor Emeritus, Antioch College, authority on Nobel Peace Prize
  • Charles Chatfield, Professor Emeritus, History and Peace, Wittenberg University
  • Rev, John Dear S.J., Peace Activist, Organizer, Lecturer, Retreat leader, and author/editor of 20 books on peace and nonviolence.
  • Mary Eisenhower, President and Chief Executive Officer People to People International
  • Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist
  • Harville Hendrix, relationship counselor, Imago, author of many books, such as Getting the Love You Want
  • Richard Holbrooke, Former Ambassador, UN; Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Willie Nelson, musician and song writer
  • Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan hero depicted in “Hotel Rwanda”
  • Martin Sheen, actor and activist
  • Rev. C.T. Vivian, close friend of Martin Luther King, Jr., active in Katrina clean-up
  • Richard Wyderski, physician

Professional Advisory Board

  • Mark Meister, President, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Professor Suheil Bushrui, Baha’i World Peace Chair, University of Maryland
  • John Fleming, former Vice President of Cincinnati Museums
  • Peter van den Dungen, Coordinator, International Network of Peace Museums, England


The Dayton International Peace Museum was founded by Ralph and Christine Dull, J. Frederick Arment, Lisa Wolters, and Steve Fryburg. Ralph is an Ohio farmer, and Christine is a former teacher. Both are long-time peace activists and members of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. (Christine was on the National Council of FOR for 3 years.) Ralph received the 2009 Pioneer of Ohio Award from Green Energy Ohio and the National EPA Award for Environmental Stewardship in 2010. They are authors of the book: *Soviet Laughter, Soviet Tears: An American Couple's Six-Month Adventure in a Ukrainian Village, chronicling the Dulls' work in the USSR in 1989. Their goal was friendship with the Soviet people. Ralph wrote Nonviolence Is Not For Wimps: Musings Of An Ohio Farmer. This work outlines the basic strategies for modern non-violent conflict resolution, the Dulls' trip to Iraq, and Ralph's musings. J. Frederick Arment is an educator, marketing strategist, and writer. Lisa Wolters is a graphic designer and ceramic artist. Arment is the author of the novel: *Backbeat: A Novel of Physics. This novel is the first to apply physics to the human condition. He is Executive Director of International Cities of Peace. Steve Fryburg is a Veteran for Peace, a former police officer, and director of the Missing Peace Art Space. He was a long-time director of the Museum.

See also

Peace museum


McCarty, Mary. Give peace a chance. Dayton Daily News.

External links

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