St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum Announces Grand Opening Date
The Museum will reopen to the public on November 2 after a two-year expansion and renovation
(St. Louis, June 20, 2022) Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced that it will reopen to the public on November 2, 2022, after closing for renovation and expansion in early 2020. The new 36,000 square-foot facility will be four times the size of the previous Museum, which served the community for over 25 years.
“We are excited to reopen our doors on November 2 and welcome the community back to this special place,” said Helen Turner, the Museum’s Director of Education. “In our world today, engaging with the history and lessons of the Holocaust is more important than ever. We look forward to continuing to do so in a new, state-of-the-art Museum.”
The expanded St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will include an all-new permanent Holocaust exhibition, classrooms, a performance auditorium, archives, and a special exhibit space. It will also include a new Impact Lab, which will challenge students, and all visitors, to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. In this highly interactive space, visitors will be empowered to consider contemporary issues and challenges through the lens of the Holocaust.
“This Museum is the product of hard work from so many people in the community,” said Brian Herstig, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. “We look forward to sharing this world class institution with the region and serving the community for generations to come.”
Said Carol Staenberg, capital campaign chair: “This St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will be an important destination and resource for the entire region. We know that the lessons visitors learn from their experience cannot be contained inside the Museum walls – this special place will give all of us the education and tools needed to join with others working to counter hate, fight bigotry, and shape a better world. None of this would be possible without the generous support we’ve received from the St. Louis community.
Tickets will go on sale later this year. Find out more at STLHolocaustMuseum.org.
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, a department of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is dedicated tousing the history and lessons of the Holocaust to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. The Museum currently provides virtual and in-person educational programming as it undergoes a $21 million expansion. The new world-class institution will reopen November 2, 2022. Learn more at www.StlHolocaustMuseum.org.
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (NEH.gov)