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60th Anniversary Exhibition

 

 

 

 
March 3 - August 9, 2021

 

Presented by Museum of the Peace Corps Experience in partnership with American University Museum

 

OPEN FOR IN-PERSON VISITS
Beginning June 1, visit "Peace Corps at 60: Inside the Volunteer Experience" exhibition in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays at American University Museum, Washington D.C. Click HERE to register for timed-entry.


View virtual exhibition - hover over photos of objects and read stories that bring them to life


 

Read exhibition catalog online  

Order the exhibition catalog, featuring color photos and stories, contributed by returned Peace Corps volunteers. $15, plus tax and shipping. museum@american.edu

 

 

 

 

View exhibition opening event March 3, 2021

COMING SOON video recording of
"Peace Corps 2.0: A Symposium" March 31, 2021

 

As Covid restrictions are lifted, American University Museum will welcome visitors to "Peace Corps at 60: Inside the Volunteer Experience" exhibition on pre-registration basis. Watch this space for updates and guidelines. 

 

 

This exhibition is presented by AU Museum Project Space
at American University and available at Museum@Home

 

 

From its inception the Peace Corps has offered an alternative path for advancing peace and promoting friendship among nations. This exhibition brings home and showcases objects and stories from 30 volunteers. They represent a sampling of the nearly 240,000 individuals who have served since the Peace Corps’ creation six decades ago.

 

Peace Corps Volunteer Harry Birnholz (Benin 1974–77) and local farmers try a weed-management farming technique using animal traction.