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9/1/2004
 
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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Address and Directions
 
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.


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 26, 2014), D-Day (June 6, 2014), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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. The Library is closed Saturdays and 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.

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