Visit the Holocaust Museum Naples | 220/365 Things to Do
In just a few short weeks (Aug 2019) the Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center is moving a few miles north in Naples, Florida. We’ve seen a few news stories on the new facility and want to make sure that the locals visit as soon as it opens.
If you’ve not been to the old location we can share that there is an enormous collection of photos, historical documents, artifacts and more. We can never forget! The mission of the Holocaust Museum:
Displaying artifacts and photographs which tell the individual stories within the larger history of the Holocaust;
Providing Educational programs and activities to students at all grade levels;
Presenting general public programs and exhibits that highlight elements of our collection and stories related to the Holocaust and other genocides;
Years ago one of my trips to the museum I was met by a helpful docent who walked through the museum with us. Towards the end of the tour there was a tattered, black and white photo of children on the wall. The docent stopped us in front the photo and pointed at a tiny face and said, see her? That was me. I will never forget that day, that lady, that moment. I will never forget the Holocaust and the Cohen Center’s goal is to continue awareness and educate. Student groups visit the Museum, or attend programs at their schools conducted by our Education Department, often accompanied by Holocaust Survivors and Liberators telling their personal stories.
As of August 21 2019 the museum is being relocated to 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples, FL 34110. The official website of the museum is www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org