The recently renamed Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum has a new, permanent home in a state-of-the-art 55,000 square-foot building in Downtown Dallas, continuing its mission to educate the public about the dark histories of prejudice, hatred and indifference throughout the world.
After spending 15 years in a temporary location, the museum's new facilities are filled with a blending of the old - solemn artifacts from concentration death camps and video testimonies from Dallas-area Holocaust survivors - and the new - modern, immersive and interactive technology that will captivate and educate visitors of all ages.
In addition to its examination of the evils of the Holocaust, the museum has expanded its mission to explore all human rights, other historic genocides and America's own civil rights journey, including a celebration of upstanders - those people that risked everything, including their own lives, to stand up for the rights of others that were being oppressed.
While visiting the museum, stop in on the Dimensions in Testimony Theater featuring an interactive, holographic images of Holocaust survivors including local survivor, Max Glauben. You'll be able to ask questions of Max's hologram, who can discuss his life before, during and after World War II. Another major feature of the new museum is the American Ideals, Reality and Repair gallery. You'll explore the development of civil and human rights throughout our nation's history while celebrating national and Texas upstanders who have created opportunities for understanding and repair. The museum also includes a 250-seat theater for films and events, two classrooms, a climate-controlled library and archives and the Memorial and Reflection Room for visitors to rest and reflect on the exhibits they've seen.
"After years of planning and fundraising, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is ready," said Mary Pat Higgins, Museum President and CEO. "We couldn't be more proud of the Survivors, donors and others who put in years of their lives to make this undertaking a reality."
Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students. Seniors, educators and military can get in for $14. For more information, go to www.dhhrm.org.