Holocaust Museum Houston offering free admission Saturday for Human Rights Day – Houston Public Media
Planned programming includes a children's magic show, bilingual choir performance, a discussion with a holocaust survivor and photo opportunities with the Houston Astros' World Series championship trophy.houstonpublicmedia.org
Jim Ginsburg, son of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg honors her legacy
Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we’re joined live by Jim Ginsburg, the son of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg is in Houston accepting an award at the Holocaust Museum Houston on behalf of his mother’s legacy. That’s Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC2.
🔒 Insiders, enter for a chance to join KPRC 2 anchors during a tour of the “Notorious RBG” exhibit now in Houston
Insiders, you have a chance to join members of our KPRC 2 team during a special night exploring the “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit at Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH).
A look inside ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ now on display at Holocaust Museum Houston
‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,’ presented by PNC Bank, is currently on display at Holocaust Museum Houston though July 31, and this is the exhibit’s only stop in Texas.
Best Virtual Bets the Week of March 11-17, 2021
Keep reading for this week’s best virtual bets. You can read a preview of the concert by the Houston Press here and view the concert here. EXPAND Houston Symphony Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio tackles Aaron Copland in this weekend's concert at Jones Hall. Photo by Anthony RathbunHouston Symphony Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio will shine this Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m. when the Houston Symphony presents Mark Nuccio Plays Copland. Ars Lyrica Houston will be busy this weekend with two events, one in-person concert (following COVID-19 rules, of course) and one virtual only concert.houstonpress.com
Free admission: Holocaust Museum Houston celebrates 25 years with visitor offer
HOUSTON – The Holocaust Museum Houston will celebrate their 25th Anniversary on March 3 with free admission to visitors and several other perks to honor their history. The museum, which opened doors back in 1996, will also offer complimentary cookies and handouts, and 25% discount on branded gifts from the museum store. The first 25 visitors on March 3 will receive one-year director level membership good for two people, which includes discounts on parking, cafe items, and invitations to member-only events exclusive to the museum. Memory,” which talks about symbols saved by survivors from the Holocaust and genocides around the world. IF YOU GO:Holocaust Museum HoustonAdFree admission: March 3Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Local museum showcases personal artifacts from Holocaust survivors in ‘Stories of Survival’
1925, Courtesy of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Photograph by Jim Lommasson (Courtesy of the Holocaust Museum Houston)HOUSTON – Holocaust Museum Houston presents “Stories of Survival: Object. Memory,” a new exhibition showcasing more than 60 personal items brought to America by survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. The exhibition includes artifacts and stories of eight Houston-area Holocaust survivors, as well as those who experienced genocides in Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria. “The process of marrying the two brings to life the human rights atrocities suffered by so many, while poignantly showcasing their stories of survival.”“Stories of Survival” is a project of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and photographer Jim Lommasson. Holocaust Museum Houston is opened Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Holocaust Museum Houston to celebrate Black History Month with free virtual programming
Image courtesy of Holocaust Museum Houston (taken by Gary Fountain). HOUSTON – Black History Month is coming up, and the Holocaust Museum Houston has a packed schedule to celebrate. Starting on Feb. 4, the museum will host eight free programs virtually via Zoom. The museum will also host a screening of the Netflix documentary “13th” on Feb. 11, which explores the history of racial inequality in the United States. In addition, the museum will host four book events beginning Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., with a discussion of Hans Massoquoi’s “Destined to Witness.”Advance registration is required for all scheduled events at the Holocaust Museum Houston.
Holocaust Museum Houston to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with free admission, virtual program
HOUSTON – In honor of the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free admission to visitors on Jan. 27. Interested Houstonians can register for the film screening can register here. The Holocaust Museum Houston is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. are closed Mondays except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Admission information, including membership, can be found by clicking here. IF YOU GO:Holocaust Museum HoustonAddress: 5401 Caroline, HoustonAdmission: Free on Jan. 27, more info here.
Capitol riot reactions: Houston-area businesses, organizations weigh in on turmoil
HOUSTON – Here are some of the statements released by Houston-area businesses and organizations in reaction to the Capitol riot. These statements are in alphabetical order,Holocaust Museum Houston:Holocaust Museum Houston condemns yesterday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol. At Holocaust Museum Houston, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. League of Women Voters of Texas:The peaceful transition of power is not a partisan issue. I am very proud to stand with over 12,000 Texans who are involved with the League of Women Voters of Texas in support of our mission: Empowering Voters.
Houston Newsmakers: Holocaust Museum Houston offers free admission Thursday for International Human Rights Day
Holocaust Museum Houston hosts free admission day“When the Holocaust ended there was a outcry for the world to realize that this should never happen again,” said Kelly Zuniga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “And that was the beginning of the human rights movement.” That movement continues today and on December 10th International Human Rights day will be observed around the world. The Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting a free admission day to help focus on the past, the present and what more needs to be done. John Walker, President, Business Operations, Houston Dynamo/Dash FC· Website: https://www.houstondynamofc.com/· Twitter: @HoustonDynamoWhy is Congress taking so long to reach stimulus agreement? Congressional members have said the best way for constituents to make a difference is to contact them.
Holocaust Museum Houston to show ‘Invictus’ during drive-in movie night
HOUSTON – The Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting a drive-in movie night for the film, “Invictus.”The movie night is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The museum is located at 5401 Caroline St.“We’re so excited that our first drive-in movie hosted on our campus will be about Nelson Mandela’s incredible leadership,” said HMH CEO Dr. Kelly Zúñiga. “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. In the film, newly-elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. During the movie night, guests can also enjoy local food trucks Smok’d It Up!
Upcoming Houston Food Events: Peli Peli's Special Menu and a Fish Fry Pop-Up
The offer is available dine-in, to-go or curbside through December 31 at the Woodlands and Galleria locations. EXPAND Score fresh seafood at a Fish Fry Pop-Up at Goode Co. Barbecue in the Woodlands. Seafood classics on the menu as well, from Mexican-style seafood cocktail and redfish dip to shrimp and crab gumbo and green chile pimento cheese. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. For a full list of restaurants offering dine-in and takeout specials this Thanksgiving, check out our 2020 Houston Thanksgiving Day Dining Guide.houstonpress.com
U.S. premiere of Mandela exhibition on view now at Holocaust Museum Houston
The premiere of “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom,” at Holocaust Museum Houston is finally here. Born 102 years ago, he was one of the most famous human rights defenders of the 20th century, and the face of a movement against racial injustice that inspired the world. As a member of the Houston Museum District Association, the museum waives admission from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Thursday. Entry includes access to the Mandela exhibition, along with all galleries, including the Holocaust, human rights, young diarists and Samuel Bak galleries. “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” was developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) (Winnipeg, Canada) in partnership with the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa).
Holocaust Museum Houston debuts ‘Mandela: Struggle For Freedom’ exhibition
HOUSTON – Holocaust Museum Houston aims to educate future generations, by teaching them about the past. The museum is home to four permanent powerful galleries, and two changing exhibits, including the U.S. premiere of the “Mandela: Struggle For Freedom” exhibit on view now through January 3rd. People can visit the exhibit for free during the museum’s Human Rights Expo, featuring 9 localhuman rights organizations. You will need to register for a time slot to see the Mandela Exhibit that day, and you can do so at HMH.ORG, or by calling 713-942-8000. Watch as Houston Life reporters Lauren Kelly and Joe Sam speak to Holocaust Museum Houston CEO, Kelly Zúñiga about all the museum has to offer.
Holocaust Museum Houston hosts U.S. premiere of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
HOUSTON – The Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting the U.S. premiere of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. “We’ve waited nearly two years to hose this extraordinary exhibit,” said Dr. Kelly J Zuniga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “It is an honor, and we’re very, very proud, and it is integral to our mission here at the Holocaust Museum Houston,” Zuniga said. Free admissionHMH will be hosting a Human Rights Expo on Sept. 26, inviting more than eight human rights organizations to the museum. Guests will need to reserve a timeslot to view the newly opened exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom.
Dobie teacher uses Holocaust to encourage students to make a difference
Dobie teacher uses Holocaust to encourage students to make a differenceDobie Ninth Grade Center teacher Susan Locklear, left, introduced a Holocaust Museum Houston program in her school that uses the Holocaust as a background for discussion of how people treat those different from themselves. The Dobie Ninth Grade Center teacher, who lives in Clear Lake, credits her love for learning, particularly history, to her father, the late Richard King of Deer Park. It does spark interest, added Locklear, a 1973 graduate of Deer Park High School, who teaches AP human geography to Dobie freshmen. The curriculum uses the Holocaust as a background for the discussion of how we treat people who are different from ourselves, she said. For more about Holocaust Museum Houston, visit www.hmh.org.chron.com
What to see this fall at Holocaust Museum Houston
After two years of construction and $34 million, Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus reopened in June at its original location at 5401 Caroline St. Photo provided by Holocaust Museum HoustonMore than doubling in size to a total of 57,000 square feet, the new facility ranks as the nation's fourth largest Holocaust museum and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Photo provided by Holocaust Museum HoustonPhoto provided by Holocaust Museum HoustonThe Human Rights Gallery features educational displays of all United Nations-recognized genocides as well as tributes to international human rights leaders including Malala Yousafzai and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Photo provided by Holocaust Museum HoustonPhoto provided by Holocaust Museum HoustonFinally, an interactive media display brings to life the writings of 12 young diarists, including Anne Frank, who died in genocides around the world. Photo provided by Holocaust Museum HoustonThe museum has two touring exhibitions.
Anne Frank's Tale Lives On In Chamber Music Format
In September the Houston Chamber Choir, in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, will present Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank. The 75-minute composition "reflects Anne Frank's journey and what she went through in the form of music. In it violinist Daniel Hope led the ensemble, along with the Residentie Chamber Choir and soprano Arianna Zukerman. The Houston debut has large shoes to fill which is where the Houston Chamber Choir enters to follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned internationally renowned groups. EXPAND Anne Frank's diary has become the standard fare of literature classes.houstonpress.com
What to see at the Expanded Holocaust Museum Houston
After two years of construction, Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus reopened its expanded $34 million campus at 5401 Caroline Street. More than doubling in size to a total of 57,000 square feet, the new facility ranks as the nation's fourth largest Holocaust museum and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Image courtesy of Holocaust Museum Houston (taken by Clare Legg). Image courtesy of Holocaust Museum Houston (taken by Clare Legg). As a member of the Houston Museum District Association, the museum waives admission from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Thursday.