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The American Museum of Peace, A Building for Peace

The American Museum of Peace (AMP) is incorporated in Washington, DC as an educational 501(c)(3) organization and plans to establish a physical presence in the District of Columbia. The AMP is seeking a central D.C. location with easy access for all visitors.  With an active calendar of programs and special events, the AMP requires a location with ample space for workshops, performances and seminars in addition to prime space allocated for exhibits, cafe and store.  We welcome your support and suggestions.

AMPeace.org has been launched to provide a glimpse of the vision, exhibits and programs of the AMP.  Return often.  Join us as the AMP grows.  Help us honor the principles that give peace.  Discover the rich history of American peacemaking.  Explore the attributes of peace and the efforts involved in creating greater peace at home and abroad.

 

 

Admission

Until the American Museum of Peace finds a physical location in Washington,DC and opens its doors, visit us at AMPeace.org.

Share your peace by contributing your favorite stories, photos and recommendations of peacemakers, peace landmarks, and peace programs.

Join AMP on Facebook and Twitter and visit AMPeace.org often to learn about upcoming AMP programs and special events.

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Franklin School Tower as seen from 13th and I Streets, NW, Washington DC

Easy Access:

The American Museum of Peace (AMP) will be located in Washington, D.C. in a central location that is easily and safely accessible.   We are currently looking for a site that would be accessible to local, national and international visitors with ample street and garage parking and in close proximity to the Washington D.C. Metro.

 

 

Visit the AMP Cafe

The AMP Café will offer delicious vegetarian and vegan refreshments.  Stop in for a cup of soup, a refreshing juice, a hot cup of coffee or a sandwich on your way to or from AMP exhibits.  School groups and families will be able to request a daily lunch-box to enjoy in the café or as take-out.

 

Expanding Horizons

The AMP will use its theaters, stage and conference rooms for hosting seminars, lecture series and group activities related to peace. Customize your visit by accessing a wide range of stories about Americans committed to peace via computer consoles, iPAD-like kiosks and the AMP resource library. Participate in interactive workshops designed to encourage reflective thinking, creative expression and skills development.

The American Museum of Peace will be a vibrant center that explores the attitudes, attributes and approaches to peace.

For where there is not Love; there is Fear: But perfect Love casts out Fear.

William Penn (1644 – 1718)

 

 

Out and About

Once the American Museum of Peace (AMP) is established with a physical location in Washington, DC, you’ll be able to join us for a matinee or evening concert, a screening or theatrical performance.  Drawing on the rich diversity of American culture, the AMP will present literature, music, art and film that portray the power of love, compassion and forgiveness to heal and resolve conflict and the ways united purpose helps us to meet life’s challenges and progress.  Until that time, AMP will present programs in various locations throughout DC and beyond.

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

 

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895 – 1960)

(click here to link to listen to a 1958 South Pacific performance of “Carefully Taught” )

 

 

Garden_260x125The Garden

A beautifully landscaped meditation garden will be enhanced by sculpture and sacred texts of major faiths and traditions affirming the oneness of the human family, the interdependent nature of creation and the qualities that give peace.

Let there be Peace on Earth…

Listen to Let There Be Peace on Earth
by Vince GillFull screen option recommended.)

 

 

Buy and Browse to Your Heart’s Content

The AMP museum store, onsite and online, will sell relevant books, prints and posters, decals, crafts, historic mementos and other unique items designed to reflect ones personal commitment to peace.

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The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

 

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