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We’ve been voted Best Museum in Collier County!

HOORAY!!!  LET’S CELEBRATE!!!  THANK YOU!!! Thank you to Gulfshore Life readers, for voting for … as “Best Museum in Collier County” in your 2017 Readers’ Choice Annual Awards The Museum is thrilled and honored to announce that Gulfshore Life Magazine readers selected us as 2017 Winner of the Collier County Museum category in their Readers’ […]

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Triumph 2017 is a wonderful success!

Many thanks to our friends who attended Triumph 2017: The Freedom Writers Story.  It was a lovely evening at Quail West Golf & Country Club, with over 200 people in attendance to hear the inspirational words of Erin Gruwell. We also had the opportunity to hear about the local impact of your Holocaust Museum from […]

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2017 Elliott Katz Holocaust Lecture Series begins 1/26/17

Museum Docent Elliott Katz will present a six-part Holocaust history lecture series beginning on Thursday, January 26, 2017. All lectures will be held at Hodges University Naples campus, and reservations may be made on line at For more information, contact April May at or call 239-598-6253. Click here for the article appearing in the […]

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The Garden, 2016 Acrylic on Treated Muslin Fabric, 6'2 x 16'3"; Diptych (Each Panel: 6'2 x 8'1" and 6'2" x 8'2"_ Created in and part of the LIGHT Performance Art Style Series. Artist: Juan Diaz (C)

Artist Juan Diaz Creates Memorial Garden Art Installation to Honor Late Holocaust Survivors and Camp Liberators

Artist Juan Diaz creates a Memorial Garden Art Installation at the Museum to honor the legacy of the late Holocaust Survivors and Camp Liberators who have worked in the Museum’s Education program. Click here for the complete article which appeared in the 1/19/17 issue of Florida Weekly:

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‘Curious George’ helps Collier County teachers bridge subjects

The Museum participated in the cross-curriculum training program for Collier County teachers. Put together by Champions for Learning, a local organization that funds grants for teachers and students, and The Baker Museum at Artis—Naples 55 elementary teachers were provided with instruction about to teach using Curious George-based examples in science, language arts, history and art classes. […]

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Local Museum & Survivors React to NPI meeting

The Naples Daily News spent the day on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 speaking with Holocaust Survivors, Liberators and Museum staff regarding the news coverage of the annual conference of the National Policy Institute held in Washington, D.C. This organization has been in existence since 2005 and has continually espoused ideas that are in direct contradiction to […]

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Curator, Lorie Mayer, honored by Points of Light

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida curator Lorie Mayer was honored on June 24, 2016 with a Daily Point of Light Award.  Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. READ THE FULL STORY

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Boxcar Restoration at iTECH Technical College

The students and instructors at iTECH Technical College in Immokalee and getting an opportunity for “hands on history”.  For the past month, they have been restoring the Museum’s iconic WWII-era boxcar, on loan to the Museum from Jack & F.E. Nortman, the Nortman Family and The Boxcar Foundation. Click on the links below for more […]

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Bella Altura’s “Golden America”

Holocaust Survivor Bella Altura recently spoke at the Holocaust Museum and other locations in Southwest Florida about her new memoir, Golden America.  Now living in Estero, Mrs. Altura is passionate about young people knowing about the United States Constitution and understanding the power of the vote.  After her family’s experience in the Holocaust, this is […]

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The Faktor Investigation – Solving the Mystery at the Museum

The Holocaust Museum has opened a new exhibit for the summer: The Faktor Investigation: Finding the Story in the Details. Using a collection of documents related to Stanislaus and Sala Faktor (later Stanley and Sally Factor), the Museum has created its first interactive exhibit that encourages visitors to be “citizen historians” and trace the experiences […]

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