Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were happy!

We are ringing in 2020 with great programming! We present a brand new exhibit in The Estelle and Stuart Price Gallery entitled Resistance Art & Propaganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland. On display through March 31, 2020, this exhibit was developed by the Anne Frank Center in Amsterdam, and is distributed in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York. See below for more information.

Two special events in January are part of the year-long "Butterflies of Hope and Resistance" programming recognizing the 75th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps in Europe:

  • On Sunday, January 26, at Temple Shalom, there will be a screening of the film "The Boys of Terezin", accompanied by a music performance and special guest.
  • On Monday, January 27 at the Museum, we will screen the film "Defiant Requiem". You will recall that last month, the Voices of Naples Choral Ensemble beautifully performed selections of Verdi's Requiem and other songs during The Luncheon's "Music of Hope and Remembrance" program. Distributed by the Defiant Requiem Foundation, the film tells the remarkable story of a modern choral group's trip to Theresienstadt where Requiem was performed during WWII.

More information on these events are listed below. Both events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

I am pleased to announce this year's special guest at our annual Triumph event will be Holocaust Survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer . Invitations will be mailed in mid-January. Please note Patron, Sponsorship and Program advertising opportunities are available for this event. Proceeds benefit the Museum's Education programs, which have reached over 250,000 students, teachers and members of the public since 2001. Hope you will be able to join us for this special event, which we anticipate will sell out quickly! More information is available on our website.

For more information on upcoming programs, as well as the variety of opportunities available to support our mission, please contact me at 239-263-9200 or e-mail Susan@HMCEC.org .

Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! We look forward to welcoming you to our new award-winning Museum!

Susan Suarez
President & CEO