Diplomacy: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Thousands of official diplomatic documents, such as treaties, are physically marked with the Great Seal of the United States using an apparatus at the State Department. In our October Diplomacy Classroom virtual program, our experts highlighted artifacts in our collection that bear the Great Seal. Watch the program
Hispanic Diplomats Represent America

The diversity of our diplomatic force represents the diversity of our country. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we interviewed Hispanic Foreign Service Officers on their experiences representing America as people of color. The discussion included a musical performance and special insight from cultural ambassador and NextLevel alumna Pinqy Ring. Watch the program.

Artifacts from a Trailblazing Diplomat and a Diplomatic Courier

This month, NMAD collected a diplomatic passport issued to Ambassador Edward R. Dudley, the first African American to hold the rank of ambassador. We also collected items from Joseph H.L. Garrison, who served as a diplomatic courier in the early 1950s. Browse these significant items and explore the stories they tell.
Save the Date: Giving Tuesday is December 1

Our nonprofit partner, the Diplomacy Center Foundation, is accepting donations on December 1st in honor of #GivingTuesday: a global day of giving.

If you are a government employee or retiree, you can donate through the Combined Federal Campaign by designating the Diplomacy Center Foundation as your recipient organization. Their CFC number is #30585. Learn more about how you can support the museum throughout the year.
Upcoming Events

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Historic Dayton Accords
December 10 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, an historic diplomatic achievement negotiated in Dayton, Ohio that ended the war in Bosnia. Join us on December 10 at 5pm for a virtual conversation between NMAD Director Mary Kane, Ambassador Christopher Hill, NMAD Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann, and Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph as they discuss their first-hand experiences around the negotiations.