Support NMAD Through the CFC

The Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF), the philanthropic partner for the museum, is participating in the CFC for the first time. Federal appropriations provide NMAD’s operating budget, while private donations allow for programs and the development, fabrication, and installation of exhibitions. Read more.
"Foreign Service on the Front Lines: Bringing Americans Home"
On September 22, NMAD hosted the American Foreign Service Association for a special Diplomacy Classroom which explored the firsthand experiences of diplomats working to mount a response to the COVID19 Crisis. Read more.

2+4 = Unity: NMAD Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of German Reunification

On October 3, 1990, the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany, known in diplomatic parlance as the “Two Plus Four Agreement” was signed in Moscow. This treaty paved the way for the reunification of Germany, the nation having been divided into east and west following the 1945 Potsdam Agreement at the end of World War II. Read more.

Diplomacy After Hours: The Power of Protocol.

On September 23, 2020, former Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Marshall and current Chief of Protocol The Honorable Cam Henderson joined NMAD Director Mary Kane in a discussion on the importance of protocol to diplomacy. Read more.
Bringing Meaning to a “Collection of Old Clothes”

Think of an historic event you personally witnessed or experienced first-hand. Do you remember what you wore? NMAD has several articles of clothing in its collection belonging to diplomats who served on the front lines. Retired Foreign Service Officer John Limbert, an American diplomat who was held hostage in Iran, generously made one such donation of historically significant clothing to NMAD. Read more.
In Memory of Hans Tuch

The National Museum of American Diplomacy mourns the passing of American Diplomat Hans Tuch. In 1959, Tuch was a Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Tuch accompanied U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to what would famously become known as the “Kitchen Debate.” Read more.
Upcoming Events:

Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal
October 20th | 1 - 2 pm EST

Join our program on October 20 where we will look at the history and significance of The Great Seal of the United States. Want a sneak peak? Check out our page here
and make sure to RSVP for email reminders here!

Diplomacy After Hours: Dayton Peace Accords
December 10th | 5 - 6 pm EST

Join NMAD for a look back at the Dayton Peace Accord negotiations, which 25 years ago ended the brutal war in Bosnia. Led by the late Richard Holbrooke, the negotiations to end the war in Bosnia remarkably took place at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. Hear more about this landmark achievement of American diplomacy through first-hand stories from those who witnessed the negotiations