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A Daughter’s Pride

Arianna (Ari) Richard
Eswatini 2017-2019

The first time someone called me their daughter in Eswatini, I felt intensely grateful before a sadness descended into my chest.

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El Sueño Americano

Terese Maineri de Velasquez
Guatemala 2003-2005

At age seven, I begged my mom to buy a tiny acrylic painting featuring a Guatemalan woman wearing traje,

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Many Faces of Peace Corps

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as a member of a non-majority group in the USA talk about their unique Peace Corps experiences.

The Museum's Future

The future is bright! The Museum is actively exploring space options in Washington, D.C. close to the Peace Corps Park site at the foot of Capitol Hill. We imagine an experience wherein visitors explore interactive exhibits on peace education, foreign cultures, and the history of Peace Corps at the Museum paired with a park visit that fosters reflection and community. Join the Museum’s 40+ volunteers and hundreds of supporters in bringing this vision to life.

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