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

If you are thinking about scheduling a group tour for the special exhibit that we will be hosting from April 20-June 17, please make arrangements by calling 913-573-5002. 

We already have many groups scheduled for docent-led tours and to ensure that we can accommodate your schedule, you must act.  We are looking forward to this wonderful exhibit and hope to have many groups through our museum doors during this time frame!

The Wyandotte County Museum staff are gearing up for our big spring exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Fighting the Fires of Hate.  We are currently scheduling groups for tours and if you are interested, please call the museum at 913-573-5002.  The exhibit will be on display from April 20-June 17 and we will have special museum hours during this time, being open 7 days a week! 

Our Annual Christmas Through the Ages Exhibit opens today.  There are a variety of trees from different decades, numerous Christmas traditions and lots of new (and old!) things to learn about the holiday season. 

Christmas Through the Ages will be open until after the New Year, so please come by and take a look!