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Holocaust Museum Houston
|Location 29° 43′ 30.45″ N, 95° 23′ 8.97″ W|
|Phone number (713) 942-8000|
|Country United States|
|City Houston, TX|
|Address 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX|
|Open to visitors yes|
|Need appointment no|
|Handicap accessibility yes|
|Geographical Coordinates 29.72511,-95.38588|
The Holocaust Museum Houston, is located in the Houston Museum District in Houston, Texas and was opened in 1996.
The museum is the fourth largest Holocaust memorial museum in the United States. The museum's mission is to make people aware of the dangers which prejudice, hatred and violence brought about during the Holocaust. It also endeavors to remind us that these dangers are still relevant today. The museum promotes understanding, remembrance and education with the goal that both students and the general population stay and become aware of the lesson of these tragic events. This lesson is that humankind must strive to live together in peace and harmony.
A major commitment of the Holocaust Museum Houston is the educational program. This program comprises a teacher program, a student program and an academic program. The teacher program encourages and helps teachers to incorporate the topic "Holocaust" into their classes. The museum’s "Curriculum Trunks Program," which is available for teachers throughout the country, gives teachers of all grades multimedia tools such as videos, posters, CDs, CD-ROMS, artifact kits, maps, classroom sets of books, lesson plans and plans for student activities so that classes are as informative as possible. Teachers may also receive in training on the Holocaust. Training may be related to the curriculum trunks or they may be general workshops. Furthermore, the museum offers contests for students, such as the annual “Yom HaShoah Art and Writing Contest,” as part of their student program.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-5pm; First Thursday of each month: 5pm-8pm