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Holocaust Museum Houston Celebrates Human Rights Day with Free Admission



Visitors will be able to visit  the Lester and Sue Smith Campus of the Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) free of charge, from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Sunday December 10, 2024, Human Rights Day. The event will be presented by Perry Homes Foundation. Visitors are invited to explore HMH’s fully bilingual (English and Spanish) galleries, participate in family friendly programming, listen to a presentation from a Holocaust Survivor, and take part in other activities as well. The free admission includes access to HMH’s Holocaust, Human Rights, Diaries, and Samuel Bak galleries and entry to the featured exhibition, Holodomor: The Famine-Genocide of Ukraine 1932-1933.


Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10. This is the date the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The landmark document proclaims 30 inalienable rights, which every human being  is entitled to regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. Available in over 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.


During their visit on this important day, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the UDHR. They will also receive information about human rights heroes such as Dolores Huerta; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malala Yousafzai; Elie Wiesel; Harvey Milk; and others in the Museum’s Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights gallery. Local human rights organizations, including The Alliance, Texas Trans Legal Aid, U. S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness, ADL (Anti-Defamation League), and T.E.J.A.S. will host booths onsite.


Special programming is scheduled throughout the day. At 1 p.m., HMH’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater will host a talk with Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld. At 2 p.m., it will present a children’s magic show with second-generation Holocaust survivor Hy Penn, also known as The Great Hydini. It will be a day to remember and reflect on, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit HMH and learn more about universal human rights and enjoy free admission at the same time.


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About Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH), Lester and Sue Smith Campus, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. It was founded in 1996 by Houston-area Holocaust survivors, their descendants, and members of the community and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims who lost their lives during this terrible period in history, and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, HMH teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy.

After two years and a $34 million expansion, HMH reopened in June 2019. Now 57,000 square feet, HMH is the nation's fourth largest Holocaust museum. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, the new three-story structure houses a welcome center, four permanent galleries, two changing exhibition galleries, classrooms, research library, café, 187-seat indoor theater, and 175-seat outdoor amphitheater. Over 50 screens, mini-theaters, and interactive terminals are featured throughout the museum. 

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