Doing the Right Thing ~ Making a Difference

Doing the Right Thing ~ Making a Difference Each school year in the City of Naples, students are recognized when they Do the Right Thing. The program is designed to recognize school aged children within our community who are doing good things. The Do the Right Thing program is a community based initiative which brings […]

The Faktor Investigation: Finding the Story in the Details

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida is pleased to present its first interactive exhibit, The Faktor Investigation: Finding the Story in the Details, this June thru September 2015. This exhibit gives you the unique opportunity to learn how individual men and women were personally affected by the Holocaust. We invite you to […]

Picturebook History: Teaching the Story to Children

Visit the Museum to learn about eight stories about the people and events related to World War II and the Holocaust.   Highlighted in the exhibit are the books: Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto, by Susan Goldman Rubin Eli  Remembers, by Ruth Vander Zee Just Being Audrey, by Margaret Cardillo Erika's Story, […]

OneBook Southwest Florida – Mark Weitzman Presentations

A Personal Perspective on Simon Wiesenthal and His Lessons for Today Mark Weitzman, the Director of Government Affairs and the Director of the Task Force Against Hate and Terrorism for the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be the keynote speaker for this season's OneBook Southwest Florida programming. Mr. Weitzman, who knew Simon Wiesenthal, is the Chief […]

Son of Calypso Music Legend to Speak at Museum

Join us for a special presentation by Aki de Leon, son of Calypso legend "The Roaring Lion". Mr. de Leon will discuss the history of Calypso and the contributions made by his late father, Rafael de Leon, one of Calypso's biggest stars. The event is part of the Museum's new exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song. […]


The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

January 3 through May 14, 2017 We are pleased to announce the opening this month of The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity. It will be on display from January 3 through May 14, 2017. The new exhibit profiles the life of the extraordinary Jan Karksi, whose personal experience in World War II spanned […]

Summer 2017 Exhibit: Fabric of Survival

Fabric of Survival: The Story of Esther Niesental Krinitz As Told Through Her Needlework is a unique photographic display on the theme of Holocaust memory. Esther was a Holocaust Survivor from Poland and shared her remarkable story through the lens of her needlework. Esther created 36 large-scale panels. Using colorful fabric collage and intricate embroidery, the […]

Painting the Irena Sendler Story

Painting the Irena Sendler Story features the beautiful original paintings illustrator/artist Bill Farnsworth created for the children's book Irena Sendler and The Children of The Warsaw Ghetto, by author Susan Goldman Rubin. He and Ms. Rubin have teamed up to create several children's books dealing with the Holocaust and World War II. The Irena book […]


Resettling and Rebuilding: Displaced Persons in Post WWII Europe

January 9 through May 27, 2018 Resettling and Rebuilding: The Displaced Persons in Post-War Europe explores the tumultuous period across the continent following World War II. Millions of refugees who were on the move had their homes destroyed in the fighting, or had fled their homes in war-torn territories. Still others, like the Jews and […]


“I Witness”

"I Witness" features the dramatic black and white portraits of local SWFL residents who are Holocaust Survivors, Camp Liberators and Witnesses. The specially-commissioned photographic portraits were created by photographer Erik Kellar for the Museum's 10th Anniversary. The people portrayed are those whose stories we share with students in our Education programs and Museum visitors. These […]

The Museum will be closed Tuesday, 9/27, Wednesday 9/28 and Thursday, 9/29, and will reopen on Friday 9/30.
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