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Opening Reception: “Taking Flight: The Butterfly Project”
February 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Central Gallery
For 20 years, Holocaust Museum Houston fostered a powerful project, “The Butterfly Project,” collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies to commemorate the children who perished in the Holocaust. The project was imagined and based on an inspiring poem written by Pavel Friedmann in 1942, when he was a prisoner in the Terezin Concentration Camp in former Czechoslovakia. More than 12,000 children under the age of 15 passed through the Terezin camp between the years 1942-1944. More than 90 percent of the children who were there perished during the Holocaust. Between 1995 and 2015, more than 1.5 million handcrafted butterflies were brought to the Museum by students and children. These exquisite, colorful butterflies were created by people around the world using an incredible array of materials and innovation. The memory of the children who died in the Holocaust and the loss of their talents and possibilities is felt in the grace and beauty seen in each of the more than 100 handmade butterflies now on display, HMH members are invited to a free preview reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.

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"Every Face Has a Name"
February 18, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
For the film "Every Face Has a Name," director Magnus Gertten tracked down and interviewed survivors from German concentration camps seen in a 35-mm archival film reel showing their arrival at the harbor of Malmo, Sweden on April 28, 1945. The group includes Jews from all over Europe, Norwegian prisoners of war, Polish mothers and children, members of the French resistance and British spies, aswell as a young Italian-American accused of being a spy – with personal reactions that are both powerful and moving. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. This event is cosponsored by the Consulate General of Sweden and the Consulate General of Denmark.

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"Through Different Lenses: Cultural and Historical Literacy through Photography"
February 19, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
In conjunction with HMH’s exhibition of Roman Vishniac’s iconic images of Jewish life in Europe before and during the Holocaust, this workshop will juxtapose images from American Indian, African American and Latino communities to examine photography not only as art, but also as witness. Participants will consider the pedagogical best practices in teaching about the Holocaust and other histories through photography. Participants will engage in a rich examination of cultural context and intended audiences, and will be actively involved in using strategies to incorporate new resources into their classrooms. This program will meet the TEKS requirements for Social Studies teachers in grades 3-12.  Art educators are encouraged to attend. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for 6 hours in Creativity and Instructional Strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 teachers and must take place by Feb. 16, 2016. Photo: Boy suffering from a toothache clutches a tattered school notebook, Slonim, ca. 1935-38. Gift of Maria Vishniac Kohn. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography.
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Book Discussion: “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie
February 23, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
This February, Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie. At the height of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two young boys are sent to the country for "reeducation" at a remote mountain village, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translations. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Registration is limited to 12 participants, but the discussion may be offered on a second date. If registration is full, contact library@hmh.org to add your name to an interest list.
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Hours and Admission
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

The Boniuk Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.


Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
AARP members with valid ID card $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 30, 2016), D-Day (June 6, 2016), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2016) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2016).

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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000

Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

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