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#OnThisDay in 1776, Captain Peter Parker was commissioned to carry sensitive diplomatic documents to France. In what is ...
07/10/2021

#OnThisDay in 1776, Captain Peter Parker was commissioned to carry sensitive diplomatic documents to France. In what is believed to be the first US diplomatic courier trip—with Parker as the first US diplomatic courier—the documents contained messages for pro-American merchants in Bordeaux to obtain weapons for the newly independent United States. During the journey, Parker threw the documents overboard when the ship was intercepted by British warships.

📸 1950s diplomatic courier pouch featured in the Diplomatic Security Service's exhibit "100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers—None Swifter than These," hosted at the National Museum of American Diplomacy in 2018.

#OnThisDay in 1776, Captain Peter Parker was commissioned to carry sensitive diplomatic documents to France. In what is believed to be the first US diplomatic courier trip—with Parker as the first US diplomatic courier—the documents contained messages for pro-American merchants in Bordeaux to obtain weapons for the newly independent United States. During the journey, Parker threw the documents overboard when the ship was intercepted by British warships.

📸 1950s diplomatic courier pouch featured in the Diplomatic Security Service's exhibit "100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers—None Swifter than These," hosted at the National Museum of American Diplomacy in 2018.

Why might a president conduct business away from the White House? Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy on Tues...
07/09/2021
Diplomacy Classroom: Camp David Accords

Why might a president conduct business away from the White House? Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy on Tuesday (7/13) at 1 pm ET for #DiplomacyClassroom to learn about the creation of Camp David and how it was used by President Carter to broker peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978. Learn more: http://ow.ly/v1az50FsCZk

How did President Jimmy Carter use Camp David to broker peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978? Learn from our public historian Alison Mann about why U.S. presidents may want to conduct business away from the White House and how this led to the creation of Camp David.

Donor-advised funds provide a flexible opportunity for charitable giving, whether you are starting to think about charit...
07/07/2021
Ways to Give | Diplomacy Center Foundation

Donor-advised funds provide a flexible opportunity for charitable giving, whether you are starting to think about charitable gifts or already have a gift-giving roadmap. Check out our Support Spotlight article on this popular method for supporting our campaign for National Museum of American Diplomacy: http://ow.ly/WLoc50FqUyX

From legacy giving to gifts of appreciated securities, explore the ways you can support us in opening and maintaining the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

Happy #IndependenceDay! 🇺🇸 Today we celebrate the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental ...
07/04/2021

Happy #IndependenceDay! 🇺🇸 Today we celebrate the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776, which declared the 13 American colonies "free and independent states."

Background Image: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Happy #IndependenceDay! 🇺🇸 Today we celebrate the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776, which declared the 13 American colonies "free and independent states."

Background Image: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

As #PrideMonth comes to an end, the National Museum of American Diplomacy's online exhibit "glifaa: Serving with Pride" ...
06/30/2021
glifaa: Serving with Pride - National Museum of American Diplomacy

As #PrideMonth comes to an end, the National Museum of American Diplomacy's online exhibit "glifaa: Serving with Pride" continues to share the milestones of establishing equal opportunities for LGBTQ+ diplomats and the stories of those impacted by harmful personnel policies. Explore the exhibit: http://ow.ly/KlNV50Fm8rK

For decades, a Department of State employee’s security clearance could be denied or revoked—effectively ending their careers— simply for their sexual

The Treaty of Versailles was signed #OnThisDay in 1919, officially ending WWI between Germany and the Allied Powers. The...
06/28/2021

The Treaty of Versailles was signed #OnThisDay in 1919, officially ending WWI between Germany and the Allied Powers. The American Commission to Negotiate Peace—composed of diplomats, professors, and politicians—represented the US during the peace negotiations. Despite US involvement in the negotiations, the Treaty of Versailles fell short of ratification in the US Senate due to opposition to the proposed League of Nations.

The Treaty of Versailles was signed #OnThisDay in 1919, officially ending WWI between Germany and the Allied Powers. The American Commission to Negotiate Peace—composed of diplomats, professors, and politicians—represented the US during the peace negotiations. Despite US involvement in the negotiations, the Treaty of Versailles fell short of ratification in the US Senate due to opposition to the proposed League of Nations.

Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy next Wednesday (6/30) at 5 pm ET for another virtual #DiplomacyAfterHours...
06/25/2021
Diplomacy After Hours: Representing America to the World: Asian American & Pacific Islander Contributions to Diplomacy

Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy next Wednesday (6/30) at 5 pm ET for another virtual #DiplomacyAfterHours! This month, NMAD is exploring the lives and service of three Asian American diplomats: Ambassador Don Yamamoto, Foreign Service Officer Boa Lee, and Olympian Dr. Sammy Lee. Learn more: http://ow.ly/sWVL50Fis3G

Join us for a discussion on the contributions of Asian American & Pacific Islander diplomats to American diplomacy. We will explore the lives and service of three Asian Americans: Ambassador Don Yamamoto, current U.S. Ambassador to Somalia; Boa Lee, Foreign Service Officer and daughter of Hmong refu...

How are you celebrating #PrideMonth? Throughout the month of June, US diplomats at home and abroad have celebrated Pride...
06/24/2021

How are you celebrating #PrideMonth? Throughout the month of June, US diplomats at home and abroad have celebrated Pride by joining parades, lighting up US embassies, and even creating chalk art.

🏳️‍🌈 US Embassy Manila, 2015.
🏳️‍🌈 US Embassy Skopje, 2019, at the first Pride parade in North Macedonia.
🏳️‍🌈 US Embassy New Delhi, 2019.

Images Courtesy of glifaa LGBT+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies.

Happy #WorldMusicDay! When diplomats meet and exchange gifts, some choose to share the gift of music. Secretary of State...
06/21/2021

Happy #WorldMusicDay! When diplomats meet and exchange gifts, some choose to share the gift of music. Secretary of State John Kerry was given this replica of a traditional Moroccan instrument in 2014 by Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar.

Secretary Kerry received this instrument during the US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue's second round of talks in Rabat, Morocco. The Strategic Dialogue began in 2012 to strengthen bilateral partnerships regarding economic, security, and cultural interests.

📸 Collection of the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

Happy #WorldMusicDay! When diplomats meet and exchange gifts, some choose to share the gift of music. Secretary of State John Kerry was given this replica of a traditional Moroccan instrument in 2014 by Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar.

Secretary Kerry received this instrument during the US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue's second round of talks in Rabat, Morocco. The Strategic Dialogue began in 2012 to strengthen bilateral partnerships regarding economic, security, and cultural interests.

📸 Collection of the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

We are wishing a happy #FatherDay to fathers and father figures everywhere!📸 Surrounded by his family, Charles Whitehous...
06/20/2021

We are wishing a happy #FatherDay to fathers and father figures everywhere!

📸 Surrounded by his family, Charles Whitehouse is sworn in as US ambassador to Laos in 1973 by Secretary of State William Rogers (NMAD Collection).

We are wishing a happy #FatherDay to fathers and father figures everywhere!

📸 Surrounded by his family, Charles Whitehouse is sworn in as US ambassador to Laos in 1973 by Secretary of State William Rogers (NMAD Collection).

On #WorldRefugeeDay, learn how US diplomats aid forcibly displaced persons and coordinate humanitarian efforts. During t...
06/20/2021
Diplomacy Classroom: World Refugee Day

On #WorldRefugeeDay, learn how US diplomats aid forcibly displaced persons and coordinate humanitarian efforts. During the National Museum of American Diplomacy's most recent virtual Diplomacy Classroom, NMAD explored the work of the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Watch the recording: http://ow.ly/9eAO50FaQeS

Join us June 8 at 1:00pm, for a Diplomacy Classroom on the work of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. U.S. diploma...

#OnThisDay in 1865—more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation—over 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Galv...
06/19/2021
Juneteenth

#OnThisDay in 1865—more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation—over 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas, learned of their freedom from Union troops.

Learn more about the history and significance of #Juneteenth, as well as how to celebrate with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: http://ow.ly/ec0v50FebMk

Juneteenth is a time to gather as a family, reflect on the past and look to the future. Discover ways to celebrate this African American cultural tradition of music, food and freedom.  The above media is provided by YouTube (Privacy Policy, Terms of Service) Virtual Programs  Generously supported...

Did you know there are over 9,000 artifacts in the National Museum of American Diplomacy's collection? The collection re...
06/16/2021

Did you know there are over 9,000 artifacts in the National Museum of American Diplomacy's collection? The collection reflects a wide range of people, places, and issues that make up the United States' rich diplomatic history. Many of the artifacts in NMAD's collection were donated by individuals currently or previously working in a diplomatic capacity.

If you have items that you might be interested in donating, learn how you can contribute to NMAD's collection: http://ow.ly/N9XA50FaPc8

📸 Items from Joseph H.L. Garrison, who served as a diplomatic courier in the early 1950s.

Did you know there are over 9,000 artifacts in the National Museum of American Diplomacy's collection? The collection reflects a wide range of people, places, and issues that make up the United States' rich diplomatic history. Many of the artifacts in NMAD's collection were donated by individuals currently or previously working in a diplomatic capacity.

If you have items that you might be interested in donating, learn how you can contribute to NMAD's collection: http://ow.ly/N9XA50FaPc8

📸 Items from Joseph H.L. Garrison, who served as a diplomatic courier in the early 1950s.

Today at 1 pm ET, join National History Day and the National Museum of American Diplomacy to learn more about the #NHD20...
06/14/2021

Today at 1 pm ET, join National History Day and the National Museum of American Diplomacy to learn more about the #NHD2022 theme, "Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." NMAD will share ideas for potential NHD projects and resources for researching topics. Register at http://ow.ly/KleR50F9KVR

Today at 1 pm ET, join National History Day and the National Museum of American Diplomacy to learn more about the #NHD2022 theme, "Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." NMAD will share ideas for potential NHD projects and resources for researching topics. Register at http://ow.ly/KleR50F9KVR

Happy #FlagDay! 🇺🇸 #OnThisDay in 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting the flag of the Unit...
06/14/2021

Happy #FlagDay! 🇺🇸 #OnThisDay in 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

As the national flag of the United States, the US flag serves as a visual and symbolic representation of the United States. Around the world, the US flag is displayed at US embassies, consulates, and ambassadorial residences, such as the US embassy in London, England (pictured here).

📸 Courtesy US Embassy London

Happy #FlagDay! 🇺🇸 #OnThisDay in 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

As the national flag of the United States, the US flag serves as a visual and symbolic representation of the United States. Around the world, the US flag is displayed at US embassies, consulates, and ambassadorial residences, such as the US embassy in London, England (pictured here).

📸 Courtesy US Embassy London

"I hope [peace] will be lasting, & that Mankind will...have Reason and Sense enough to settle their Differences without ...
06/13/2021

"I hope [peace] will be lasting, & that Mankind will...have Reason and Sense enough to settle their Differences without cutting Throats: For in my Opinion there never was a good War, or a bad Peace." - Benjamin Franklin, July 1783.

#WordsForTheFutureMW #MuseumWeek

"I hope [peace] will be lasting, & that Mankind will...have Reason and Sense enough to settle their Differences without cutting Throats: For in my Opinion there never was a good War, or a bad Peace." - Benjamin Franklin, July 1783.

#WordsForTheFutureMW #MuseumWeek

Today's #MuseumWeek theme is all about art! #ArtIsEverywhere, including in the National Museum of American Diplomacy's c...
06/12/2021

Today's #MuseumWeek theme is all about art! #ArtIsEverywhere, including in the National Museum of American Diplomacy's collection. This hand-painted tagine dish was made in Korba, Tunisia. It was featured in a 2012 US Embassy Tunis roadshow that aimed to develop the Tunisian handicrafts sector by allowing products to be imported to the United States duty-free.

Today's #MuseumWeek theme is all about art! #ArtIsEverywhere, including in the National Museum of American Diplomacy's collection. This hand-painted tagine dish was made in Korba, Tunisia. It was featured in a 2012 US Embassy Tunis roadshow that aimed to develop the Tunisian handicrafts sector by allowing products to be imported to the United States duty-free.

#OnThisDay in 1987, President Ronald Reagan said the now-famous line, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" during a spe...
06/12/2021

#OnThisDay in 1987, President Ronald Reagan said the now-famous line, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. A symbol of physical and ideological division since 1961, the Berlin Wall would come down two years later in 1989.

NMAD's collection includes this program folder from President Reagan's June 1987 visit to Berlin, Germany. Gift of Fletcher M. Burton.

#OnThisDay in 1987, President Ronald Reagan said the now-famous line, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. A symbol of physical and ideological division since 1961, the Berlin Wall would come down two years later in 1989.

NMAD's collection includes this program folder from President Reagan's June 1987 visit to Berlin, Germany. Gift of Fletcher M. Burton.

Inventions and new ideas play a key role in advancing US diplomatic efforts! One unique creation is the cococho develope...
06/10/2021

Inventions and new ideas play a key role in advancing US diplomatic efforts! One unique creation is the cococho developed by Senior Eradication Advisor Francisco "Paco" Alvarez in Bolivia in the late 1990s. The cococho is an innovative tool that manually eradicates the coca plant, which is the only required ingredient for co***ne.

📸 NMAD Collection. Transfer from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, State Department.

#MuseumWeek #EurekaMW

Inventions and new ideas play a key role in advancing US diplomatic efforts! One unique creation is the cococho developed by Senior Eradication Advisor Francisco "Paco" Alvarez in Bolivia in the late 1990s. The cococho is an innovative tool that manually eradicates the coca plant, which is the only required ingredient for co***ne.

📸 NMAD Collection. Transfer from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, State Department.

#MuseumWeek #EurekaMW

📧 Did you know we have a monthly e-newsletter? You can stay up to date with the latest information about our campaign to...
06/10/2021

📧 Did you know we have a monthly e-newsletter? You can stay up to date with the latest information about our campaign to open National Museum of American Diplomacy, upcoming programs, and more opportunities to #DiscoverDiplomacy. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/jYrT50F7uVP

📧 Did you know we have a monthly e-newsletter? You can stay up to date with the latest information about our campaign to open National Museum of American Diplomacy, upcoming programs, and more opportunities to #DiscoverDiplomacy. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/jYrT50F7uVP

Even young people can discover the story and impact of American diplomacy! With the National Museum of American Diplomac...
06/09/2021
Education - National Museum of American Diplomacy

Even young people can discover the story and impact of American diplomacy! With the National Museum of American Diplomacy's education programs, young people can meet real diplomats, learn the tools of diplomacy, and integrate new skills into their daily lives: http://ow.ly/pgsp50F6KVD

#MuseumWeek #ChildrensEyesMW

The National Museum of American Diplomacy Education Program connects high school and college students with the world of American diplomacy, increasing their

Today's Google Doodle features a familiar face! Beyond her Hollywood career, Shirley Temple Black was a beloved diplomat...
06/09/2021

Today's Google Doodle features a familiar face! Beyond her Hollywood career, Shirley Temple Black was a beloved diplomat. She served as a US delegate to the UN General Assembly and the UN Conference on the Human Environment, a two-time ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, and the first woman chief of protocol.

We're excited that a future exhibit at the National Museum of American Diplomacy will share her diplomatic legacy: http://ow.ly/o5UK50F6BWt

Today's Google Doodle features a familiar face! Beyond her Hollywood career, Shirley Temple Black was a beloved diplomat. She served as a US delegate to the UN General Assembly and the UN Conference on the Human Environment, a two-time ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, and the first woman chief of protocol.

We're excited that a future exhibit at the National Museum of American Diplomacy will share her diplomatic legacy: http://ow.ly/o5UK50F6BWt

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