The legacy of the Roerich family is of great importance both for Russia and for the entire world community. Promoting this heritage, informing the world community about the importance of Culture in its evolutionary sense and the need to protect the cultural heritage of mankind is an important task for the preservation of the community of peoples, the establishment of peace and cooperation between peoples. The motto “Peace through Culture”, by the great Russian artist, thinker and humanist Nicholas Roerich, is more relevant for the world today than ever before. In this sense the work of the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) and its public Nicholas Roerich Museum is a unique example of civic initiative for the development and preservation of culture. The ICR and its public NIcholas Roerich Museum are a unique example of civic initiative for the development and preservation of culture. The Nicholas Roerich Museum, the basis of whose exposition is the Roerich family legacy passed down by Svyatoslav Roerich for the creation of a public museum, during more than 25 years conducts an enormous cultural and educational work, scientific and publishing activities. The ICR and its public museum are housed in the buildings of Lopukhin Estate, selected by Svyatoslav Roerich. The restoration and preservation of this monument of 17th-19th century architecture by public forces is a good example of how to achieve the goals of preserving culture for future generations.