In response to the need for distance learning options, Holocaust Museum Houston has created three virtual tours for classrooms and community groups. Participants can tour the Museum’s galleries virtually and interact live with a trained HMH Docent. Tour options include the Holocaust Gallery, the Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery, the Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center, or a combination of the three.
Virtual tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.
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 classroom 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 classroom schedule.
Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center, In Loving Memory of Hope Silber Kaplan
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 classroom schedule.