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.


Upcoming Events:

  • September 14th - "Eva" Screening at Vigo Co Public Library

    The Vigo County Public Library is hosting a screening of the documentary "Eva A-7063" on Saturday, September 14th, at 2:00pm EDT. The screening will begin with a brief talk by CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center's executive director, Leah Simpson, and will be followed by Q&A. 

    For more about the documentary "Eva," visit https://www.thestoryofeva.com/.

    Vigo County Public Library
    1 Library Square
    Terre Haute, IN 47807
    (812) 232-1113

  • September 21st - Peace One Day + Smithsonian Museum

    Peace One Day & Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day
    September, 21st from 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT

    Join the museum for a day to celebrate both Peace One Day and Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day. The museum will be free admission to all visitors on this day, with programs, music, and food. 

    Between 11:00am and 1:00pm, we will host a community cookout benefiting the CANDLES Youth Board where guests can eat together while listening to music encouraging peace in the world. At 1:00pm, we will screen the pre-recorded lecture of Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust survivor and founder of CANDLES. At 2:00pm, there will be a presentation by Thomas Yee and Aiden Feltkamp featuring their work to create an opera surrounding Eva's life and her message of peace.

    All events will take place at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center:
    1532 South Third Street
    Terre Haute, IN 47802
    812.234.7881



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