About the Museum
Our mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
Who To Contact
For media or press inquiries only, please contact Jessica Whitt Garner or Caitlin Burke.
For non-press related inquiries, please use our general contact page.
Jessica Whitt Garner
Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer469-399-5205
Public Statements View Allchevron_right
Statement on Attacks and Antisemitic Acts on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2023
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated by the United Nations as a worldwide day of Holocaust remembrance, marks the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest death camp run by the Nazis, was liberated. This day commemorates the horrors of the Holocaust and reminds us of the six million Jews who were murdered and the millions of others who were persecuted and tormented by the Nazis and their collaborators.
Joint Statement on the Decision by the Carroll ISD Board
December 19, 2022
Last week’s decision by the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees to remove “religion”, “sexual orientation” and “gender” from its existing non-discrimination statement is a clear rollback of protections for students.
Statement on the Historical Significance and the Hateful Message Behind the Swastika
December 2, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is outraged by the rising use of antisemitic language and iconography by high-profile figures, including Ye’s (formerly known as Kanye West) recent tweet of the Star of David overlaid with a swastika. While we are concerned that hate speech is increasing rapidly under Twitter’s new policies, we commend Twitter for taking immediate action and suspending Ye’s account.
Statement on Shooting at an LGBTQ+ Nightclub
November 21, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is deeply saddened by the deadly shooting in Colorado Springs at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub.
Press Releases View Allchevron_right
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is a 2023 Blue Star Museum
May 18, 2023
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum announced it will continue its partnership in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission this summer at museums nationwide to active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Names Lee Michaels as New Board Chair
February 8, 2023
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of retired Dallas attorney Lee Michaels as the new Chair of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Board of Directors. Nine newly elected members will also join the board in 2023.
After 77 Years in Private Possession, Never-Before-Seen Personal Diaries of Robert G. Storey, Executive Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials, Go on Public Display at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
November 15, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of Robert G. Storey’s two personal diaries, given to the Museum by family members of Mr. Storey on the 77th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg Trials.
Special Exhibition on the Stonewall Riots and Pivotal Moments in LGBTQ History Coming in January to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
October 4, 2022
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is pleased to announce a new special exhibition, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” presented by Texas Instruments, opening to the public on January 25, 2023.
Recent News View Allchevron_right
A WFAA “Pride Guide” on things to do in DFW during LGBTQ+ Pride Month includes visiting Rise Up and participating in the Museum's Rise Up Youth Event.
May 25, 2023
A CultureMap Dallas article on the Texas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration mentions CEO Mary Pat Higgins as a recipient of the Maura Women Helping Women Award.
May 22, 2023
PRNewswire published a press release on the Museum's participation in the Blue Star Museum program. The piece was republished by StreetInsider and the Baker City Herald.
May 18, 2023
Advocate Lake Highlands published a piece on CEO Mary Pat Higgins winning the Maura Women Helping Women Award.
May 18, 2023
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