11/4/2005
 
Holocaust Museum Houston Opposes Proposition 2
 

HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 4, 2005) Saying its effects would write discrimination and prejudice into the Texas Constitution, the Board of Directors of Holocaust Museum Houston has announced its opposition to Proposition 2 on Tuesday’s election ballot.

In a special called meeting Thursday night, the Board voted to publicly oppose the so-called "marriage amendment." The action marks only the second time in its history that the Museum has taken a public stance on an issue.

"Texas law already prohibits marriage between same-sex couples. This legislation is needless and serves no legitimate purpose but to embed hatred and prejudice against one class of Texans into our most fundamental laws," said Susan Llanes Myers, executive director of the Museum.

"If the lessons of the Holocaust have taught us anything, they have taught us that we cannot stand by when faced with discrimination, prejudice and hatred against any group, for any reason," said Llanes-Myers.

Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the public of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the backdrop of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and education. Through various educational programs, it works to teach participants that they must be not bystanders, but catalysts in making the world a better place and that they have a responsibility to take action when confronted with evil and injustice.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St. in Houston's Museum District.

For more information, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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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.

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 and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed 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.

Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $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 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2015) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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