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CANDLES Trip Alumni Weekend

CANDLES Trip Alumni Weekend 2021

Come reunite with CANDLES and all of your fellow trip alumni! This year’s Alumni Weekend will include an open house at CANDLES with the opportunity to connect with our new executive director Troy Fears, Kristallnacht candle lighting ceremony, opportunity to meet with Joe Lee for discussion and signing of his new graphic novel detailing the life of Eva Kor, and dinner and cocktail hour at the Vigo County Historical Society.  

CANDLES would like to invite all trip alumni to come together November 12-13, 2021, to reconnect with each other, share memories and stories, and celebrate the future of the museum. The theme of this weekend is to "Be a light that shines in the darkness". As always CANDLES works to carry out our mission to contribute to the empowerment of the world through hope, healing, respect, and responsibility by shining a light on the story of the Holocaust, Eva Kor, the Mengele twins, and other survivors. Together, we make a difference.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 12th: Open House at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Join us for a catered meal and to see the new exhibits, meet Troy Fears our new Executive Director, and renew friendships with former travelers.

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802

5:30pm - 9:00pm Easten Time


Saturday, November 13th: Candle Lighting Ceremony and Book Signing

Join CANDLES for a candle lighting ceremony in honor of Kristallnacht. 

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802

1:00 pm Eastern Time


Saturday, November 13th: Book Signing and Meet the Author

Come meet Joe Lee the author and illustrator of the new graphic novel Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor, Survivor of the Auschwitz Twin Experiments which illustrates the life of Eva Kor and her journey of survival and forgiveness. We will have copies of his book available to purchase and Joe will be available to answer questions, discuss the book, and sign copies. 

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time


Saturday, November 13th: Cocktails and Dinner at the Vigo County Historical Society

Cocktails will be available for purchase at a cash bar with the opportunity to mingle with staff and your fellow alumni from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. After cocktails, there will be a presentation on the CANDLES audio tour which will be used on the upcoming Auschwitz Summer 2022 Trip as well as presentations by some of our first trip alumni on how their experiences from the trip have not only impacted them but also allowed them to have an impact on others. These presentations will take place from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and will be followed by dinner which will be catered in by the Saratoga Catering Company.

Vigo County Historical Society
929 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47802

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time


Registration Cost

The cost to register for this event is $115

Registration includes a special event t-shirt, dinners on both Friday and Saturday, and admittance to all scheduled events.

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By clicking submit below and registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the CANDLES Trip Alumni Weekend 2021, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.


** For those traveling from out of town: Candlewood Suites will have rooms for $130 a night but you must stay two nights. The cut-off for this rate is October 15th. In order to get this rate, you must use CAN as the block code.  Candlewood Suites is located at 721 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47807. Additionally, the Drury Inn and Suites will also have rooms available for $144 a night if you book for both nights. You do not need a block code for the Drury Inn, but can instead just ask for the room block for the CANDLES Alumni Event. The cut-off date for this rate at Drury Inn and Suites is October 11, 2021. The Drury Inn and Suites is located at 3040 US-41, Terre Haute, IN 47802. **

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