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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.

CANDLES is Celebrating 25 Years!

This year CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

To celebrate 25 years of service and education, we will be hosting new programs and initiatives, speakers, events, and activities to highlight CANDLES's history and our work toward building and spreading hope, healing, respect, and responsibility. There will also be events and programs at some of our partners’ locations in Terre Haute and Indianapolis.

We invite you to join us in our celebration in a variety of ways and share your stories and memories of Eva and CANDLES on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages (@candlesmuseum). 


Upcoming Events:


Visitor Appreciation Days at CANDLES

To honor our visitors, CANDLES is offering free admission to the museum on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The museum is open from 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern time.
Please call 812.234.7881 or email info@candlesholocaustmuseum.org for more information.



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