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An exhilarating chapter in the VHM’s history

In this photo about a month ago, the cabinet makers started to install the new built-ins into what will be ther newly expanded Museum Shop.


By Samuel Asher, Executive Director, Virginia Holocaust Museum

Every day we march a little closer to having the renovations to our first floor complete.

The construction crew is working hard to ensure it is ready in time for our Annual Meeting on October 18th.


We can’t wait to open the front doors and have all our friends, supporters and visitors see what we have accomplished over the last eight months.

Without a doubt, this renovation project marks a new and exhilarating chapter in the Museum’s history.

In addition to our Annual Meeting, we will be hosting a free educator’s workshop on Oct. 11th. The name of the program is “Defiant Requiem:  Teaching About Art and Music as Resistance During the Holocaust.” It will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at VHM and the deadline to register is Oct. 4th. Please visit our website for more details and/or to register.

The Annual Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. sharp. In addition to the traditional meeting, it will feature a short concert – “The Music of Terezin” starring soprano Susan Lewis Friedman and pianist Paul Dykstra. Their program will honor the lives of composers and musicians lost to the Holocaust, showcasing works by Isle Weber, Gideon Klein and Simon Sargon.

We hope to see you there. (See info below)

If you haven’t been to the Museum for a while, please come visit us soon. There is always something new to see and learn at VHM!

Until Next Time,

Samuel H. Asher