The Museum of the Peace Corps Experience Expands


RPCVs of the Columbia River Peace Corps Association in Portland, Oregon, began developing the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience many years ago. As with so many Peace Corps endeavors, it began as an idea and with persistence and hard work, it grew.  The Museum of the Peace Corps Experience is not an official project of the Peace Corps.  It is now, however, an affiliate member of the National Peace Corps Association and it is growing.  The Museum, initially, focused on presenting exhibits.  Now, it hopes to have a brick and motor place to welcome the public all the time.  Please click on their new website to learn more about the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience and donate, contribute and support this incredibly important project.  See the video of RPCV Pat Wand speaking at the 2018 Shriver Leadership Summit

Here is the link and the Introduction from the webpage:https://www.museumofthepeacecorpsexperience.org/cpages/home

Welcome To The Museum Of The Peace Corps Experience

The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (CMPCE) is devoted to sharing the Peace Corps story with the broader public.

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Why a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience?

Peace Corps Volunteers carry home their stories, their changed world perspectives and tangible artifacts associated with memorable situations.  We believe these objects and experiences should be preserved and made public through web-based virtual exhibits and in a physical museum.

The purpose of the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience is to extend the reach of Peace Corps beyond international host communities and individual volunteers.  By exhibiting artifacts and telling Peace Corps stories to far-reaching audiences the Committee hopes to inspire deeper cultural understanding and a commitment to service.

The Committee, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association and embraces all three Peace Corps goals:

  1. Help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained men and women.
  2. Help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. Help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

As an institutional member of the Alliance of American Museums, the Museum preserves and exhibits artifacts, shares Peace Corps stories and educates viewers, all in compliance with best practices and the highest standards of museum management.

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