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September Events
Labor Day
September 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be open normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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"The Red Handkerchief: A Holocaust Memoir, Yvonne Ward-Hughes"
September 10, 2015 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
At age 19, Yvonne's mother, Maria Spronk-Hughes, joined a Resistance group in Amsterdam, Holland and performed acts of sabotage against the Nazis. At age 22, she was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to a Nazi prison and then to Vught Concentration Camp. In 1944, she was put on trial by the Nazis for sabotage. "The Red Handkerchief" is based on her life experience. Yvonne will talk about her mother's experiences and her moral courage to do the right thing. There will be a book signing afterward with Maria Spronk-Hughes. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.

The event will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a wine tasting hosted by Whistling Duck Vineyards & Winery (www.whistlingduckwinery.com) and Majek Vineyard & Winery (www.majekvineyard.com). Both firms will be serving several varieties of their award-winning Texas wines.  Both wineries are members of the new Texas Independence Wine Trail (www.texasindependencewinetrail.com) which boasts eight unique Texas wineries in the Houston metopolitan area's own backyard.  Most of the member wineries are located within an easy one- to two-hour drive from the Houston metropolitan area. The lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

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Rosh Hashanah
September 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be closed Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in observance of Rosh Hashanah. The Museum will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

 
 
 
CORE Performance Company in “Life Interrupted: Honor the Innocent”
September 18, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77303
 
“Life Interrupted” is a richly layered performance of contemporary dance, art and music filled with challenge and courage, sorrow and joy, confinement and liberation. The exquisite artists of CORE Performance Company, under the artistic direction of Sue Schroeder, collaborate with renowned visual artist, composer and writer, creating a universal experience from the historical - the World War II internment camp experience. Five camps operated by the Department of Justice were in Texas and were the forced home of not just Japanese, but also Italian- and German-Americans. Honor the universal found in this history through this tender, uplifting recognition of their experience. This performance is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Holocaust Museum Houston is a CORE Community Partner for this performance of Life Interrupted. The creation and touring of “Life Interrupted” was funded, in part, by grants from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, Alternate ROOTS and Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. Admission is free. Assigned seat tickets are available only on the day of the performance from the box office behind the theatre. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come basis and while supplies last between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. Remaining tickets are given out one hour before curtain. Assigned, ticketed seats will be held until five minutes before the performance starts. Only four (4) tickets per person age 16 and up. For more information, visit http://www.coredance.org/cal-event/core-performance-company-in-life-interrupted. Artwork by Nancy Chikaraishi.

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“It's Your World - Change It!" Girl Scout Council of San Jacinto Older Girl Workshop
September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Build a vision for a better world while learning how to stand up and speak out as a social innovator. Girls will complete portions of the GIRLtopia or Bliss Journeys by exploring historical leadership, prejudices and experiences with Holocaust Museum Houston. Seniors and Ambassadors will learn about persecuted populations undergoing social cruelty. In addition to Journey work, girls will learn how to be an advocate for change through the Social Innovator or Public Policy badge. This activity is girls-only. Girls may be dropped off for the program. Adults may stay at the Museum if they desire, but will not participate in activities with the girls. The cost of this program is $20, which includes a Museum tour, program supplies and lunch. For more information, call GSSJC at 713-292-0271 or email Holocaust Museum Houston at education@hmh.org. Registration ends on Sept. 6, 2015. To register, visit https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=115&ProductId=1689653915.

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Yom Kippur
September 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in observance of Yom Kippur. The Museum will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

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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, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Boniuk Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Thursdays 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.

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
AARP members with valid ID card $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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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.

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