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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.

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Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!

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Funding has been provided to CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center from Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

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