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Indiana's Only Holocaust Museum

In 1995, Eva Mozes Kor opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, with a mission to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. Thousands of people, including many school groups, have visited CANDLES since it opened. In 2003, the museum was destroyed by a hate-filled arsonist. Eva vowed to rebuild, and with the help of a generous public outpouring of support, the museum was rebuilt and reopened in 2005. CANDLES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Temporarily Revised Hours 


The museum will remain open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm EST.

 * For groups of 15 people or larger, we are happy to schedule a group visit Mondays through Thursdays from

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

General admission: $7.00 per person

Group rate (10 or more guests with a reservation made 48 hours prior to visit): $5.00

Any students with ID: $5:00

ISU students with ID, children age 6 and under, veterans: free admission


CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center recommends but does not require individuals to wear masks when visiting the museum. CANDLES will remain in accordance with CDC guidelines and understands that those who have been fully vaccinated are able to resume most normal activities without a mask. If you are not fully vaccinated we still recommend that you wear a mask when visiting the museum. For more information, please contact us at 812.234.7881 or 


Holocaust Educators Grades 7-12 Development Workshop Presented by CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Please join us Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST (lunch and materials provided). Registration is below.

One or two-day registration available. PGP certificates will be distributed at the completion of each day.

Workshop Goals:

The goals of this workshop are to examine the definition of Judaism and explore pre-war Jewish Life, understand and examine the basic guidelines and frameworks for teaching the Holocaust, examine the events and complexity leading up to the Holocaust, adopt and adapt new resources and approaches for Holocaust education in the classroom, develop and build a network of educators who can support your teaching, break down causes and application of Nazi racial ideology in the development of the laws and pseudoscience of the Holocaust and examine how this pseudoscience was applied to victims of twin experiments, and define and identify the stages of genocide and explore a contemporary genocide through survival testimony. 

For more information and to register click here.

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