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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


Visit "Peace Corps at 60: Inside the Volunteer Experience" exhibition in-person at American University Museum

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 1 - August 5 - Click HERE to register for timed-entry. Saturdays, July 10 - August 7, 11AM - 4PM - no reservation required.


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.





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.