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Docent Program
HMH's Docent Program has been generously underwritten by the Anna and Emil Steinberger Foundation. The dedicated docents of Holocaust Museum Houston have the unique opportunity to effect lives every day, especially those of young people, by making the connections between the Holocaust and the prejudices in our society today. They have led nearly 1,000 tours for adults, senior adults and students. These diverse groups have come from around Texas, and as far away as Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

In our multi-ethnic and constantly changing city, it is imperative for students and people of all ages to reach a mutual understanding and respect for those who differ from themselves. This is a challenge that docents face with each tour, and for this reason, their work is immensely rewarding.

After a recent tour, Deborah Deittrick, a history teacher from Reagan High School, wrote to the Museum, "I have been searching for years to reach my students about issues of tolerance and humanity. The field trip clearly taught invaluable lessons about both. They will never forget the lessons of the Holocaust and that gives me hope for the future."

Volunteers will be trained in the history of the Holocaust and taught to give tours during seven weeks of training.

For more information on the docent program or to apply for the next docent class, call the Visitor & Volunteer Services Department at 713-942-8000, ext. 102.

Honoring Our Docents
If You Believe
If you believe…
That a systematic destruction of a people should never happen…

If you believe…
That too many of our children are immersed in a culture of violence and intolerance…

If you believe…
That education is unique in its ability to transform ignorance into respect for those who are different…

If you believe…
That prejudice and hatred can be overcome…

If you believe…then act!
Become a member of Holocaust Museum Houston.

Hours and Admission
Museum Hours:

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

Museum Admission:

$12 for adults
$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays

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

Docent-led tours can be scheduled for schools and groups of 10 or more. Tours are available in Spanish, English and French. To arrange a docent-led tour, please call Visitor Services at 713-942-8000, ext. 302 or submit the form below.

Guided tours are available for all visitors on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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