Exhibits for the Family at Holocaust Museum Houston
HOUSTON, TX - This time of year, we tend to get caught up in the back to school bustle. It is also the time of year that Holocaust Museum Houston prepares for the thousands of schoolchildren it hosts and educates throughout the year. This season, the museum will be home to two wonderful exhibits particularly geared toward students and families.

“Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album” is now on display through the end of the year. It is a particularly poignant look into the life of Anne Frank and her family through the eyes of a father—her father, Otto Frank.

The exhibit contains dozens of photographs taken by Otto Frank of his family before they were forced into hiding during World War II. Says museum Executive Director Susan Llanes-Myers, “They are snapshots of a happy family—much like yours or mine. However, knowing what we know today about their fate, these photos offer a deep complexity” Myers continues, “In Texas, students study Anne Frank’s diary in middle school. This exhibit is a great way to visually support the lessons of hope and spirit taught through Anne Frank’s writings.”

The museum will also be featuring an exhibit of illustrations from children’s books by well-known authors and illustrators. “For Children’s Eye’s: Illustrating Life’s Lessons” will be on display beginning October 3rd and will continue into January.

This exhibition will feature works from children’s books that teach about the dangers of hatred and prejudice and the importance of friendship and acceptance. In addition to the illustrations, the exhibit will feature readings from the books by local heroes such as police officers and fire fighters.

Says Colleen LaBorde, associate director of education, “With education being a primary objective of the museum, this exhibit provides a great opportunity for us to positively reinforce concepts of tolerance and understanding to children of all ages.”

This season, especially, Holocaust Museum Houston has something for every member of the family to see and learn.

Holocaust Museum Houston is open seven days a week and is located in Houston’s museum district at 5401 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004. For additional information on any of the museum’s exhibits or programs, call (713) 942-8000 or visit http://www.hmh.org.
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