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Holocaust Museum Houston calling for artifact donations for new museum

February 4, 2019 GMT

Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) is calling on the Houston community to donate artifacts from the Holocaust-era on Sunday, Feb. 24, from noon-5 p.m. at 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100. With a major expansion of the Museum’s 5401 Caroline St. location under way, HMH is looking for documents, photographs or personal items to educate visitors on the dangers of hate, prejudice and apathy.

Potential donors will meet with the Museum’s curators to discuss a possible artifact donation.

“Each item embodies a life story that remains to be told,” said HMH CEO Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga. “It’s part of our mission to conserve these artifacts so that future generations can continue learn from them.”

Artifacts like Holocaust survivor Chaja Verveer’s baby dress provide an important glimpse into life before WWII. As time passes, these items are at risk of irreparable damage. Before they are lost forever, Holocaust Museum Houston calls on the public to donate these precious items so that they will be preserved for generations to come. The Museum is seeking materials reflecting two theme areas; Jewish life before, during and after WWII and the Holocaust and its aftermath.

The Museum’s Call for Artifacts will take place Sunday, Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100. Registration is required and available online at https://tinyurl.com/ybqcc8j9. If potential donors are not able to attend on Feb. 24, they can email library@hmh.org for more information.

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is temporarily located one mile south of NRG Stadium at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for active-duty military and AARP members; free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID; and free on Sundays. For more information, visit hmh.org or call 713-942-8000. To learn more about HMH’s main campus expansion to more than double its size and open in summer 2019, go to https://hmh.org/ViewPressRelease.aspx?ID=547.