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VIP Kickoff for “The Butterfly Project”
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Location : Neiman Marcus Houston

The crowd was all smiles as Holocaust Museum Houston marked its 20th anniversary on with a VIP-only champagne reception at Neiman Marcus on March 10 to launch its latest exhibit, one developed with help from children all across the globe.

More than 1.5 million handmade butterflies were submitted to the Museum from every continent except Antarctica to memorialize the 1.5 million children who were killed in the Holocaust. The result is “The Butterfly Project,” a series of six traveling cases with some of the more thoughtful and thought-provoking samples. Three of the cases will remain at The Galleria through March 31, and then all six will begin appearing at locations throughout the area through March 2017.

Viewing dates, times and locations can be found on the Museum’s new interactive Web site devoted to the project at www.hmh.org/butterflies.

Museum Executive Director Dr. Kelly Zuniga opened the party, saying, “Not since our opening in 1996 has such a project been so important to our Museum’s future and our community.

“Butterflies are a powerful symbol of transformation and the ability to make an impact with just a flap of one’s wings,” she said. “They symbolize all the good things that humanity can imagine, while reminding us that life is fragile and dignity is delicate.”

Also addressing the crowd were Project Chair and former Museum Chair Tali Blumrosen and current Chair Gail Klein.

The almost 150 people present sipped champagne and sparkling water while listening to the sounds of Moodafaruka.

Seen in the crowd were HMH Board members Leisa Holland-Nelson, Heidi Gerger, Nancy Dinerstein and Crystal Ashby. Others included Holocaust Survivors Edith Mincberg, Bill Orlin, Ruth Steinfeld and Chaja Verveer.

Joining the party were Board member Steve Estrin and wife Denise, Ann and Jorge Leis, Susan Bischoff, Eileen Weisman, Neiman’s General Manager Bob Devlin, Trish and Katherine Morille, Kim Ruth and Laura and Rick Jaramillo.

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Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays

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