DALLAS (September 29, 2021) — Today, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Museums for All is part of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.
“We are excited to join Museums for All as the first museum in Dallas to participate in this wonderful program,” said Mary Pat Higgins, DHHRM President and CEO. “We look forward to seeing more members of the DFW community visit the Museum and learn about our mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.”
Museums for All helps expand access to museums and raises public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 700 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, and history museums. Participating museums are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Visitors to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum can present their SNAP EBT card to a Museum Experience Associate at the Guest Services Desk to receive admission at $3.00 per person, for up to four people, beginning Friday, October 1, 2021.
About the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
The mission of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Initially conceived in 1977 by local Holocaust survivors, the institution now resides in a brand-new facility in Dallas’ Historic West End where visitors experience a deeper immersion into human and civil rights, their centrality to our democracy, and their vital importance in preventing events like those of the Holocaust from happening again. The 55,000-square-foot permanent home covers three floors, and the main exhibition includes four wings: Orientation Wing, Holocaust / Shoah Wing, Human Rights Wing, and Pivot to America Wing. Please visit DHHRM.org or call (214) 741-7500 for more details.
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 19 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.