Museum of the Peace Corps Experience requesting donations



From the website of the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience —

“The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience was founded by returned Peace Corps Volunteers in 1999 in Portland, Oregon.  As a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization, the Committee has an established record of artifact acquisition, professional exhibitions and modest fundraising.

The Committee expanded its focus to the national level in 2016 during Peace Corps’ 55th Anniversary.  Twelve dedicated returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) from across the country stepped forward to comprise a core planning group.

The Committee dramatically increased its activities in 2017 with a planning retreat in Denver preceding the annual Peace Corps Connect conference.  Momentum built when Committee members met face-to-face for the first time and reconfirmed their commitment to building a museum, both online and physical.

They formulated four strategic initiatives – Operations, Collections, Fundraising, Technology – which provide the road map for activities in 2018.  Goals for the year cover every aspect of a museum start-up and range from designing a new logo and website to finding a secure and stable environment for existing artifacts to launching virtual exhibits to establishing a Board of Directors and securing paid staff.”

Now, the Museum is actively soliciting items and stories from RPCVs about their experiences.  Here is the page with the application:

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