Tom & Lilka ARETON

For over 35 years, Tom and Lilka Areton have operated a non-profit student exchange program, Cultural Homestay International (CHI), here in Marin. Throughout their tenure at CHI, they have been collecting political propaganda during their frequent travels. Tom lived in Socialist Czechoslovakia most of his young life and Lilka traveled to the Soviet Union when she was 20 in 1960 and numerous times thereafter. Tom’s mother lived under National Socialist German Worker's Party (Nazi) as well as Communist propaganda for over 60 years. These experiences had a profound effect on their lives.

We would love to host High School Groups, Political Groups, and Museum Tour Groups. Please make an appointment for a tour.

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We are always looking for guest speakers, artists, musicians and people who are involved in politics, propaganda, or other related topics. If you are interested in contributing to our Wednesday night events, please contact us.

Mission Statement

The mission of the non-profit Museum of International Propaganda is twofold:

1. To acquire, preserve and exhibit political art produced during the 20th century.

2. To assist the public in understanding through exhibitions, educational lectures, discussions, films and writings, the enormous impact that propaganda had on history, culture, and politics as it projects itself powerfully into our lives today.


The Museum of International Propaganda