Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Holocaust Museum Houston

  • Houston, TX
  • www.hmh.org

Mission Statement

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims, and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Main Programs

  1. Curriculum Trunk Program
  2. Public Programming
  3. Permanent and Changing Exhibitions
  4. Teacher Training
  5. All Behaviors Count

service areas

Texas

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Areas Served Narrative

Holocaust Museum Houston is located in Houston, Texas, and primarily serves the local and surrounding community. Its education programs, curriculum guides and other outreach available on the Museum's website serve the nation and world.

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ruling year

1991

Executive Director

Dr. Kelly J. Zuniga Ed.D.

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Keywords

museum, history, Holocaust, genocide, education

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EIN

76-0331398

 Number

0415275922

Physical Address

5401 Caroline Street

Houston, TX 77004 6804

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Holocaust Museum Houston stands boldly as an institution dedicated to the past, present and future. Through teacher training, educational and outreach programming, exhibits, library, archives and Museum tours, the Museum teaches the events of the Holocaust and other genocides to demonstrate the destructive power of prejudice and the importance of moral courage and individual responsibility.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Curriculum Trunk Program

HMH has provided much-needed resources through curriculum trunks to students for 15 years. In 2011, HMH began transitioning from traditional paper-based trunks to iPad and iPad Mini trunks in order to keep materials up-to-date, provide an engaging and interactive experience for today’s youth and lower program costs. The trunks contain curriculum, e-books (including historical texts, primary sources, novels and other literature), images (including photographs and maps) and videos.

Category

Museum Education

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Program 2

Public Programming

Holocaust Museum Houston hosts a number of public programs during the year to help educate and inform the public about the history of the Holocaust and its application to present day issues like racism, prejudice and genocide.  Events range from lectures and concerts to panel discussions, plays and films. The Museum also collaborates with local organizations to build community partnerships and to attract new audiences.

Category

Museum Education

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Permanent and Changing Exhibitions

Holocaust Museum Houston’s permanent exhibit, Bearing Witness, focuses on the lives and experiences of Houston area Holocaust survivors, liberators, and witnesses and can be viewed in conjunction with docent-led tours or audio tours. Changing exhibitions compliment and further explore issues presented in the Museum's Permanent Exhibit. 

Category

Museum Education

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program 4

Teacher Training

Teacher training is offered year round and focuses not only on the history of the Holocaust, but on how to teach the Holocaust and other genocides. The Museum’s educational staff helps teachers understand Holocaust history in a meaningful way by drawing parallels to modern society. Teachers learn how to relate events of the past to students in a relevant way. In Texas, training also focuses on Holocaust education in the context of state-mandated education standards. 

The Museum also hosts three multi-day seminars for secondary teachers and future educators. These workshops explore various dimensions of the Holocaust beyond the general history and the strategies of bringing Holocaust education into the classroom. The sessions include curriculum development, lectures with international scholars and renowned educators, and discussions with local survivors.

Category

Museum Education

Budget

Population Served

Adults

None

None

Program 5

All Behaviors Count

All Behaviors Count is a free, web-based curriculum that teaches students to apply understanding of the events of the Holocaust and other genocides to their own lives by identifying the five behaviors of social cruelty—bullying, taunting, rumoring, ganging up and excluding—and practicing how to respond to them by developing social resiliency.

Category

Museum Education

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

service areas

Texas

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Areas Served Narrative

Holocaust Museum Houston is located in Houston, Texas, and primarily serves the local and surrounding community. Its education programs, curriculum guides and other outreach available on the Museum's website serve the nation and world.

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Social Media

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@user/HoustonHolocaust

Accreditations

American Association of Museums

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Financials

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HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Holocaust Museum Houston

Leadership

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Executive Director

Dr. Kelly J. Zuniga Ed.D.

BIO

Dr. Zúñiga has more than 22 years of experience in building, managing, and leading fundraising teams that focus on the successful completion of capital and endowment campaigns. She is experienced in presidential and board of director partnerships, internal and external communications and growing relationship-based, donor-driven philanthropy.

In her community endeavors, she serves as a leader and mentor in fundraising and as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

In 2013, she was named as one of "Houston's Most Influential Women of 2012" by Houston Woman magazine.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Gail Klein

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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