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Naples’ Holocaust Museum reopens in new facility

The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center recently announced its reopening following its summer move to a new location, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, Naples. Its previous site closed in June to allow staff and volunteers time to pack and relocate the museum’s collection of more than 1,000 unique artifacts, photographs and documents.

The museum will host a Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Festivities include a ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries, tours, talks and children’s activities. The event is free and open to the public.

The new museum was designed by David Corban Architect PLLC of Naples. The new exhibits and displays were created by Capitol Museum Services of Manassas, Va.

The museum’s Fall Calendar of Events includes interesting films, lectures and events. Among them are the second annual “Movies that Matter SWFL” film series, presented with the Human Rights Film Coalition of SWFL, which will screen three important documentaries on contemporary Human Rights issues:

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – “Invisible Hands” about child labor and child trafficking
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – “A Place at The Table” about hunger in America
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – “Heroin(e)” – an Oscar-nominated film about those fighting the opioid epidemic.

A panel discussion/Q&A with experts on the topics will follow each film. Screenings will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Paragon Pavilion Theater, 833 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased through the museum’s website at HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org.

The “Holodomor” exhibit is currently on display through early December. It explores the little-known 1932-1933 Ukrainian genocide in which millions of people were starved to death under the orders of Josef Stalin. A lecture on the Holodomor by Dr. Timothy Snyder of Yale University will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Venue Naples, 13240 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Admission is $25, which includes museum admission that day so guests can explore the “Holodomor” exhibit before or after the lecture. Tickets must be purchased through the museum’s website, HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org. Venue Naples is within walking distance of the museum.

Museum hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., with daily docent-led tours at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org or call 239-263-9200.

SOURCE: Florida Weekly

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