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The Florida Holocaust Museum chosen by USA TODAY as the #1 Museum to visit in St. Petersburg and Clearwater!
Date:  9/15/2016
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The Florida Holocaust Museum chosen by USA TODAY as the #1 Museum to visit in St. Petersburg and Clearwater!
 
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The FHM starts its 25th Anniversary year with top Museum rating


September 15, 2016 [St. Petersburg, FL] -- The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is thrilled to announce that they have been chosen by USA TODAY as the #1 museum to visit in St. Petersburg - Clearwater out of a top 10 list of museums! This rating comes at a very exciting time for The FHM as the start of their 25th Anniversary year was just announced last weekend.

Upon visiting many of the wonderful museums in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area, USA TODAY "10 Best Expert" Michelle da Silva Richmond said, "One of the most impressive is The Florida Holocaust Museum, where that sad chapter in history is reverently honored."

For the past 25 years, The Museum's focus has been to tell the story of millions who suffered or died during the Holocaust through the personal testimonies, official documentation, photographs and artifacts of individual narratives. As we continue to hear news stories regarding the hatred and intolerance throughout our nation and the world, The FHM's commitment to preventing future genocides by teaching the lessons of the past through testimonies, artifacts, and lessons of the past is more important than ever.

Throughout the duration of The FHM's 25th Anniversary year, there will be many exciting events and exhibitions taking place. The next upcoming event is The Giving Challenge, a 24-hour online day of giving event starting on Tuesday, September 20th at noon and ending on Wednesday, September 21st at noon. The Patterson Foundation will provide a 2:1 match for contributions from all donations made online at www.GivingChallengePartner.org. The FHM is the only organization in the Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater area selected to participate.

The Florida Holocaust Museum features permanent exhibitions of one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Holocaust and traveling exhibitions of art and history. Its educational programs and resources for students and teachers are used throughout the state of Florida and beyond. The FHM is one of only three Holocaust museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and uses the lessons of the past to help create a better future for all.

The Florida Holocaust Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Link to read USA TODAY's "10 Museums Worth Visiting in St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL" article: http://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/st.-petersburg/attractions/museums/  


About The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

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