|March 15, 2020 [St. Petersburg, FL] — As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, in the interest of preventing community spread, The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) will temporarily close to the public, beginning on Monday, March 16th tentatively through Sunday, March 29th.
Additionally, all of The FHM’s upcoming programs scheduled through April 4th have been postponed. As of now, events scheduled after April 4th will be held according to plan. This, however, is a rapidly-evolving situation that we will continue to monitor.
As always, the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff are the single most important consideration for The Florida Holocaust Museum and it is our duty to protect them as best we can. This decision has been carefully considered, and is in line with how museums across the country are handling this public health crisis.
Although we are temporarily closed to the public, the Museum’s artifacts and building are being maintained and kept secure. Operational and security staff are remaining on site, and Museum staff will be working and checking their emails.
We have launched a webpage TheFHM.org/update-on-coronavirus that will be updated frequently to communicate the latest in regards to The FHM’s operations and our upcoming programming schedule.
During the closure, please stay engaged with us on our social media pages Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Additionally, our website includes online curriculum, collections, Holocaust Survivor testimonies, and more.
We look forward to announcing the reopening of the Museum and rescheduling our programming. Please continue to visit our website for Museum updates, and we hope to see you at The Florida Holocaust Museum soon.
About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or 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