The FHM offers free admission on Saturday, September 23rd as part of
St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive! Free Museum Day and Smithsonian Day Live!
September 20, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23rd as part of St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive! Free Museum Day and Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live! The FHM is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year.
The FHM will be open on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with last admission at 4:00 p.m. All of the Museum’s exhibitions will be open for viewing, including the permanent exhibition History, Heritage, and Hope, and its newest exhibition, The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles. The paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books by Murray Zimiles are graphic statements meant to engage and propel the viewer into a whirlwind of fire and devastation. In these powerful works, Zimiles deals with the perceived absence of God and the absence of civilization during the Holocaust.
For the past 25 years, The Museum’s focus has been to tell the story of millions who suffered or died during the Holocaust through the personal testimonies, official documentation, photographs and artifacts of individual narratives. As we continue to hear news stories regarding the hatred and intolerance throughout our nation and the world, The FHM’s commitment to preventing future genocides by teaching the lessons of the past through testimonies, artifacts, and lessons of the past is more important than ever.
The Florida Holocaust Museum features permanent exhibitions of one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Holocaust and traveling exhibitions of art and history. Its educational programs and resources for students and teachers are used throughout the state of Florida and beyond. The FHM is one of only three Holocaust museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and uses the lessons of the past to help create a better future for all.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.
Destroying the Stones, 1988. –The Florida Holocaust Museum
Self Portrait, 1984. –The Florida Holocaust Museum