Help Us Make History

Your generous support helps us discover untold stories of America’s behind-the-scenes history and sheds light on how diplomacy has kept us safe, enriched our lives, and shaped our future.

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Help us honor the promise, practice, and power of American diplomacy.

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Help support the National Museum of American Diplomacy and make history.

As the first and only museum dedicated to telling the complete, untold story of American diplomacy, the National Museum of American Diplomacy offers unprecedented access to a never-before-seen history.

Tracing its history back to the first American diplomat, Ben Franklin, the practice of diplomacy has shaped not only our country but the world at large. Through online and in-person exhibits, diverse programming, and a library of personal stories, we aim to help the public explore the people, places, and practices that have defined diplomacy and to find their thread in the rich tapestry of our shared history.

In order to deliver a best-in-class and engaging experience, we rely on the support of individuals like you to us complete our collections and tell the complete story of American history.

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Chinese ping pong player Zhuang Zedong’s surprise interaction with an American player at a championship game in Japan in April 1971 commenced what became known as “ping pong diplomacy” and a thaw in diplomatic relations between the United States and China.

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The story is more than fascinating; it’s fundamental to America’s current standing in the world. And now we can make it more familiar to our own people as well.

Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State

Celebrate Diplomatic History

There’s much more to diplomacy than treaties and truces. From mobilizing disaster relief efforts in the wake of a tragedy to forging new relationships through jazz, the National Museum of American Diplomacy tells the story of how our country built lasting relationships and helped foster an open and collaborative global community. Our collections and exhibits reflect the courage, strength, and individuality of those who helped our country shape the relationships we rely on today. By telling their stories, we hope to honor their legacies and inspire the next generation of diplomats.

Ways to Give

Online donations are processed through our private sector partner, the Diplomacy Center Foundation. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Gifts or pledges of cash are desirable to help achieve the goals of the campaign.

Combined Federal CampaignIf you are a government employee or retiree, your donation to The Diplomacy Center Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign will help us bring the museum to life with programs and exhibits. Please designate the Diplomacy Center Foundation as your recipient organization. Their CFC number is #30585.

Now is the time to grant recognition to the unyielding dedication of our diplomatic service upon which America stands proud and strong. Now is the time to lend your support in gifting the future with the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

— Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering