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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 Holocaust Museum and Education Center is going to extend our closure and tentatively reopen on May 5th, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hosting visitors as soon as it is safe to do so. Sincerely, CANDLES Board and Staff.


After some assessment, CANDLES is revamping our online offerings during our closure. This is to ensure your virtual experience with CANDLES is as good as we can make it. Our hope is to roll out new virtual content for our followers beginning April 13th. We appreciate your understanding as we work to navigate through this challenging and ever-changing global situation.

This is a particularly hard time for all museums due to closure and no visitors, so if you enjoy the content we share, we welcome you to donate $5, which would have been our normal admission fee. You can click here to donate. If you have any other suggestions or particular things you would like to see from the museum during this time, please feel free to email me at leah@candlesholocaustmuseum.org. Otherwise, we look forward to “seeing” you.


Visitor Appreciation Days at CANDLES

To honor our visitors, CANDLES is offering free admission to the museum on the following dates:
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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