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Holocaust Museum Houston Seeks Artifact Donations To Expand Its Collection

The museum’s permanent space has been closed since January 2018, as it undergoes a $49 million expansion project.

The Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) is seeking to expand its collection of nearly 6,000 items before it reopens its permanent space to the public in June.  

The museum will hold an artifact collection day on Sunday, Feb. 24, during which potential donors can meet with the museum’s curators.

The museum is specifically seeking documents, photographs or personal items that “educate visitors on the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy,” according to a press release. The items can represent Jewish life before, during and after WWII or the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Holocaust survivor Bill Orlin will be at the event Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to donate his archival photos and share his personal story of being forced out of Poland when he was 7 years old.   

The HMH’s permanent location at 5401 Caroline St has been closed since January 2018, as it undergoes a $49 million expansion project that aims to double the size of the museum to 57,000 square feet.

Those that wish to schedule an appointment with a curator on Feb. 24 can do so via this link. The event will be held at the museum’s temporary location at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100. Potential donors who aren’t able to attend can email library@hmh.org. More details are available here.

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