Explore the history and impact of the Holocaust during a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 11 starting at 10 a.m.
As a tribute to the survivors and victims, this memorial works to educate people about the events surrounding the Holocaust and its cultural impact with artifacts and exhibits.
The featured exhibit, called The Art of Gaman, showcases more than 120 artifacts created by Japanese Americans imprisoned in United States internment camps from 1942 until the end of the war. Many internees used scrap lumber, unravelled twine and shells to create furniture, tools, art, and baskets. Permanent exhibits at the museum include authentic artifacts, a 1942 World War II railcar, a destroyed communities memorial, and a Danish rescue boat from World War II.
Transportation is provided from Kingwood Branch Library, located at 4400 Ben’s View Lane, Kingwood, 77339 for individuals 50 years of age and better through Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program (SAP). Reservations are required and an $8 per person prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of trip. Payment by check, payable to Fun4Seniors, must be sent to 1731 Hugh Road, Houston, Texas 77067 and received before registration is confirmed. Passengers will stop for lunch at Cleburne Cafeteria; each person is responsible for purchasing their meal. To register or receive more information, please call 281-893-3726.
SAP events, supported by Precinct 4’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Fun4Seniors, are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. People of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability are welcome to participate. Anyone requiring special assistance should contact SAP. For more information about Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program and other Fun4Seniors events, visit www.hcp4.net/community/sap/events.