Thursday, January 29, 2009

[PCV news] Peace Corps museum proposed

From a press release from The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience:

It is my pleasure to inform you that the Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience has entered into a collaborative effort with the Oregon Historical Society to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps in 2011. Together, CMPCE and OHS will be putting on an exhibit that will highlight the contributions of Oregon an Northwest Peace Corps volunteers to the history and success of this great program. The show is scheduled to run from January to April of 2011.

Oregon and other northwest states have consistently been in the top ten of producers of volunteers. We also boast one of the largest and most active of the returned volunteer communities. Recognizing the significance of these facts, the Oregon Historical Society was persuaded to host our 50th Anniversary exhibit.

This is an exciting opportunity and one that will bring a great deal of recognition to Peace Corps, to Portland and all the RPCV's that reside here. Peace Corps is planning a nationwide series of commemorative anniversary events and we in Portland are thrilled to be part such a major undertaking. As we go forward with the planning for this program, we will need your help. In 2009 we will publicize specific requests for help with preparing exhibits, collection of items to exhibit (either donated or loaned), oral history recordings, research into Oregon's and the Pacific Northwest's contributions to Peace Corps and for your participation in various educational programs to be held at the museum. Finally, an undertaking of this magnitude is very expensive and your financial support is essential.

Please think about how you can get involved. We need your input and look forward to working with you side-by-side.

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