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6/16/2004
 
Houston Police Chief Addresses Holocaust Museum Houston Young Leaders Group
 
Houston, TX Recently appointed Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt spoke to a group of about 50 young community leaders at Holocaust Museum Houston on Tuesday evening, June 15th.

Hurtt was the guest of the museum’s Cultural Bridges group which is comprised of young community leaders affiliated with the museum. The group was founded by Gary Markowitz, Elyse Spector Kalmans and Daniel Pickelner. The group’s leadership committee also includes David Chaumette, Misha Cooper, Brian Cweren, Stephen Fraga, Regan Kasman, Dana Kursh, Amy Mifflin and Coy Tow.

After a tour of the museum given by museum Executive Director Susan Llanes-Myers, Hurtt spoke on the importance of bridging cultural gaps throughout the city and the job ahead of him in keeping Houstonians both safe and happy.

Cultural Bridges co-founder Gary Markowitz said, “The Chief was honest and forthcoming in speaking about the road ahead that his department and the city faced in building better bridges throughout the city. But most importantly,” continued Markowitz, “Chief Hurtt was optimistic and resolved that the city was well on its way.”

Cultural Bridges was established to share the values of diversity and inclusion with the leaders of tomorrow and to address issues of contemporary society using the lessons of the Holocaust as a compass. The committees next meeting is planned for September and will feature Houston Mayor Bill White.

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. The museum is open to the public and located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004. Its Internet address is http://www.hmh.org.
 
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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.

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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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