- Eleanor Roosevelt holding poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lake Success, New York. November 1949.FDR Presidential Library & Museum.
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Museum will celebrate International Human Rights Day with free general admission. Presented by H-E-B, the first 200 visitors will receive a complimentary H-E-B tote bag complete with sanitizer, a personal copy of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stickers and a Mandela notecard.
Thanks to the generosity of H-E-B, admission includes access to HMH’s Holocaust, Human Rights, Diaries and Samuel Bak galleries along with entry to the exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects used to explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today.
New HMH protocols require all staff and guests above age 10 to wear a face mask upon entry and to practice social distancing. For those without a mask, one will be provided. Sanitizer stations are located by bathroom entrances, at the admissions desk, Museum store and café. For the safety of our patrons, HMH will provide a finger glove to ensure participation without direct touch of the Museums’ interactive exhibit elements. Patrons do have free access to HMH’s audio guides in English and Spanish via their cell phone.
Due to COVID restrictions, patrons wanting to visit the exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, are required to reserve a timeslot in advance.
HMH members can enjoy a Members Only Hour from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Reservations for the Members Only Hour are required.
For more information, please contact the Museum’s Membership Office at email@example.com or 713-527-1616.