In response to the need for distance learning options, Holocaust Museum Houston has created virtual tours for classrooms and community groups. Participants can tour the Museum’s galleries virtually and interact live with a certified HMH Docent. Tour options include the Holocaust Gallery, the Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery, the Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center, the exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, or a combination of the four. HMH Virtual Tours are scheduled between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time.
Holocaust Gallery – Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers
Explore the history of the Holocaust using historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories featured throughout our gallery. Facilitated by museum docents, this interactive student tour includes a guided discussion on the lessons of the Holocaust and the role of individuals in society today. This tour runs approximately 30 minutes but can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery
Experience the evolution of human rights throughout history on this docent led tour. Students will examine guiding human rights principles established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and will discover remarkable stories of modern day Upstanders who have protected and advanced human rights across the globe. This tour runs approximately 20 minutes but can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center
Become immersed in the world of Holocaust art through the paintings of prolific artist and Holocaust survivor, Samuel Bak. On this docent guided tour, students will consider the role and meaning of Holocaust art through an analysis of Bak’s famous works. This tour runs approximately 15 minutes but can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. This exhibition takes you on a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects. This tour runs approximately 20 minutes but can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
Book a program to learn the story of a local Holocaust survivor through the eyes of their family. The next generation has taken up the call to tell their families’ experiences in their unique voice.
Holocaust Museum Houston introduces Survivor Stories, a virtual program that brings the stories of Houston-area Holocaust survivors to groups in Houston and beyond.
As survivor Elie Wiesel reminds us, “whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness, so those who hear us…must continue to bear witness for us. Until now, they’re doing it with us. At a certain point in time, they will do it for all of us.”
To book Survivor Stories, fill out the Virtual Tours form and select “Survivor Stories” for Question #14.
Admission for the HMH virtual tour is $10.00 per individual. All proceeds aid to further our mission to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. Final attendance confirmation and complete payment must be received one week prior to the virtual tour date. Payment must be submitted via credit/debit card only. To complete your payment, call 713-527-1646. Please leave a message and you will be contacted before the close of business. Refunds will not be issued but rescheduling can be accommodated with advance notice and within 60 days.
HMH Virtual tours for student groups are generously supported in part by Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission. All students aged 18 and under can participate in our virtual tours at no cost! Click on the link below to submit your request.
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