Mission: To enrich the lives of children through the pursuit of peace for all.
Results: Evaluations have shown that just a 50-minute session in the Peace Museum expands a child's concept of peace by 65% on average.
Evaluations have also shown that following a Peace Museum visit, over 95% of children plan to do at least one activity to promote peace in their communities.
Target demographics: children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families
The Gateway to Peace Museum visited McKendree University on March 24, 2015! It was exciting, fun, educational and so beneficial for all. The McKendree students, staff and Lebanon elementary students traveled through approximately 30 stations experiencing peace activities for themselves, others, and the planet. PEACE is PRICELESS for our society, in times like these. The students learned peaceful resolutions, how to understand their feelings, and how to be empathetic to others. The Peace Museum members were professional, nice and team players at all times. It truly was an enjoyable and very educational experience for ALL! Thank you for your service!
Pam Manning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor , Graduate Education
My name is Sandy Paschall and I have volunteered several times for the Peace Museum. It is always a lot of fun working with the children and helping them learn peaceful ways to make this a better place to live. The museum is always willing to customize the activities to suit the group.