Museum of the Peace Corps Experience


About Us

The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (CMPCE) is devoted to sharing the Peace Corps story with the broader American public. The museum is not yet a reality, but active support from the national returned volunteer community will get us there.

We were started in 1999 by a committed group of returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Portland, Oregon. While most of our members are drawn from the Portland metro region, involvement is welcome from returned Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and supporters all over the world.

We are an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association, and we coordinate our activities with the Columbia River Peace Corps Association.

Our Mission

To inspire connection with the world by sharing the Peace Corps experience of living among diverse cultures.    

Board of Directors

  1. Martin Kaplan (Somali Republic 1962-64), Founding Director

  2. Bill Saphir (Thailand 1967-70), Treasurer

  3. Ron Myers (Malaysia 1972-74), Webmaster

  4. Nicole Dino (Ecuador 1993-97), Chairperson

Associate Committee Members

  1. Bill Stein (Niger 1990-93), Liaison to Columbia River Peace Corps Association

Honorary Member of the Advisory Board

  1. Ron Wyden, Senior U.S. Senator (Oregon)