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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.

We are open!  Join us during our temporarily revised hours of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM EST.

Masks will be required by everyone inside the building (If you do not own a mask, we have some available). We kindly request all patrons who may be feeling ill to stay home and visit at a later date. Please feel free to call the museum at 812.234.7881 or email if you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit.

Upcoming Events:

  • August 6th-8th and August 13th-15th - Back to School Supply Drive

    CANDLES will be hosting a Back to School Drive to benefit students, teachers, and classrooms in our community. For every two items donated, receive one free admission to the museum. All donations must be brought in and free admission must be used August 6th-8th or August 13th-15th. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    Items needed:
    -Notebook paper
    -Large pink erasers
    -Colored pencils
    -3x5 index cards
    -Flash drives
    -Dry-erase markers
    -Disinfectant wipes
    -Hand sanitizer
    -Water bottles
    -Face masks

Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!

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