25 Points of Impact

On March 3, 1996, Holocaust Museum Houston officially opened its doors. Over the last 25 years, the Museum has impacted the city of Houston and beyond in countless ways. The 25 points of impact below are just a few examples of how HMH has served our community.

  1. More than 6.5 million students served.
  2. More than 2.8 million visitors explored how to combat hatred, prejudice and apathy.
  3. More than 1,000 Holocaust Survivors impacted.
  4. More than 40,000 educators trained on teaching the Holocaust and other human rights issues.
  5. More than 150 exhibitions brought to Houston.
  6. 289 Survivor Testimonies recorded.
  7. More than 7,000 artifacts preserved by the permanent collection.
  8. Tours provided for more than 15,000 schools and community groups.
  9. Offered more than 500 public programs from lectures, musical performances, film screenings and more.
  10. Since 2019, the Museum has been fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
  11. Opened the first gallery dedicated to young diarists impacted by war and genocide.
  12. Opened the first Human Rights gallery in the Southwest region.
  13. More than 1.5 million handmade butterflies collected from around the world as tribute to the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.
  14. 78 Destroyed Communities researched and memorialized.
  15. More than 20,000 books and videos loaned by the Boniuk Library.
  16. Developed the first Curriculum Trunk Program and outfitted 110 trunks that are shipped and loaned free-of-charge to schools throughout the United States and Europe.
  17. Home to the nation’s largest collection of Holocaust Survivor Samuel Bak’s artwork.
  18. Created three bilingual audio tours, giving visitors a deeper understanding of the Holocaust, human rights and more.
  19. Outfitted a phone app for visitors with hearing and vision impairments, featuring tours with audio description and American Sign language.
  20. Trained more than 1,200 law enforcement officers on the role of law enforcement during the Holocaust and their pivotal role in society today.
  21. More than 164 students have gone through the Engines of Change program, gaining a better understanding of current issues and learning to develop their own informed opinions and voices.
  22. More than 130,000 students reached through the Educator in Motion program, which send an HMH educator into schools free of charge.
  23. Awarded 20 students with the Yom HaShoah and Helen Colin Scholarships.
  24. Trained more than 500 docents to give informative and impactful tours of the Museum.
  25. Created two juried exhibitions, showcasing the work of more than 200 local artists.