April 2011


This is just a reminder that on this Sunday, we are planning a wonderful event featuring a Holocaust Survivor, Mike Jacobs’ from Dallas, Texas. Jacobs’ will give a program at 2 pm at the George Meyn Building (straight east from the museum parking lot) followed by a book signing.

Before his program, we will plant a tree in remembrance of the Holocaust at 1pm outside of the museum. This will be a memorable afternoon so I hope you can attend this free, educational and powerful program.

Follow the link to read an article featuring the Wyandotte County Historical Museum in the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle!

http://www.kcjc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=319:wyandotte-county-museum-to-host-exhibit&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=27

We have just launched a new museum website and although we are still working out a few kinks, in general it is up and running.  Please visit the new site at:

www.wycomuseum.org

Please take a moment to click on the following link to see excellent media coverage (thank you KSHB-NBC Action News) of the traveling exhibit!

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_kansas/wyandotte_county/new-exhibit-shines-light-on-nazi-book-burning

This past Sunday we held a special opening event for the ‘Fighting the Fires of Hate’ Special traveling exhibition from the US Holocaust Museum. It was a great event and staff received numerous compliments of the exhibition. 

As a reminder, the exhibition is FREE to the public and will be at this museum until June 17.  if you have questions, please call 913-573-5002.  Here are some photographs from the opening!

Mayor Reardon Speaking at the Opening

 

Museum Director, Trish Schurkamp, Opening the Exhibit

If you are planning on bringing your students to see the exhibit, the Midwest Center of Holocaust Education has teaching materials available for downloading.  This exhibit focuses on events prior to the Holocaust. On May 10, 1933 there was a massive book burning by German University students, led by the Nazi movement.  This exhibit focuses on these book burnings and America’s response to the events. 

For downloadable teaching materials, click:

http://www.mchekc.org/bookburningteachingmaterials.htm

Our huge summer exhibition is soon arriving at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum! Fighting the Fires of Hate from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and our local Wyandotte County Jewish History, Our Jewish Past will open on April 20~and be available to the public, FREE of CHARGE for SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Special Exhibition Hours are:

Monday-Saturday; 9am to 4pm

Sunday; 1pm-5pm

Closed Easter Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend.

Because of these special extented hours, we are still seeking lovely community volunteers to assist our small staff! Please call the museum or email patriciaschurkamp@wycokck.org