Peter Van Ness Memorial Fund

Founding Board Member
Cornelius Peter Van Ness III
September 29, 1939–May 1, 2020

With deep sadness in our hearts we share with you news of the passing of our founding Board member Peter Van Ness on May 1, 2020.

Born into a family with historical contributions since the 17th century, he believed in the destiny of this country and its ultimate impact on world peace.

Peter was deeply committed to the formation, funding, and vision of The Unity Museum since its early stages in 2009. He strongly held the ideal of social justice bringing together and uniting mankind as time goes by. He lost his ardent fight with cancer during this complicated time of isolation and global pandemic.

As a graduate of Lakeside Academy, University of Washington, and Harvard Business School, he was well prepared to take on a leadership role that allowed The Unity Museum to grow and develop its exhibits and curricula to leave behind a long-lasting impact.

We warmly invite you to contribute to the newly established

Peter Van Ness Memorial Fund

This Memorial Fund will assist the Museum to carry on research, offer and support higher educational studies, provide docent services, and allow for expansion of future projects.

We would be most grateful for your generous contributions in memory of Peter.

The Unity Museum in futuristic partnership with Decentraland…going virtual!

A whole new phase and a walk into the future has arrived for the Unity Museum. 2 years in the making as the opening date has finally arrived. It is beyond our wildest imagination as we meet our visitors from China, Central and South America, Africa and much of the West. A whole new vision as you shortly can be invited to take a tour right inside the Convention Center on Main Street. You will be able to take a tour how over the last 200 years the many humanitarians, science, transportation, the Arts, sports etc along with 3D model objects and slide audio presentations to walk you all through our global vision. Next our new conversation/program Lounge to follow.
It is a whole new world….but the Unity Museum is all about 2050 and our place in the future. Thank you to Carl Fravel, Cameron Cook and Dr. Amy Colbert to make this a dream come true.
now take a quick tour with us https://youtu.be/9ckqp4E-YBw