HMREC partners with Florida Department of State
March 23, 2018
Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the Florida Department of State announced the second annual “March of Museums” celebrating the variety and versatility of museums in Florida’s communities. In 2017, the department piloted March of Museums with partner museums in Tallahassee. Building on this successful launch, the 2018 March of Museums has expanded statewide to include the vast and diverse array of museums that populate the Sunshine State.
“As Florida’s chief cultural officer, I am proud of the success of last year’s ‘March of Museums’ and I am excited to expand this initiative statewide,” said Detzner. “From art to animals, from sports to science, and from history to horticulture, Florida has an incredible array of museums that encourage exploration and learning. March of Museums celebrates the important services museums provide to our communities.”
The department is hosting MarchofMuseums.com, which offers a listing of museums by region, including the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida and other statewide partner museums. The website also highlights the mission, collections, and/or events of each institution during the month of March. The department encourages visitors and Floridians to take advantage of this initiative to visit one of the partner museums for a new experience, to spend some time at one of their favorite museums and to share their pictures on their favorite social media platform using #MarchOfMuseums.
Pam Kancher, executive director for the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida said, “March of Museums is an exciting opportunity to experience museums in our community. At this time we are proud to offer two temporary exhibits in addition to our permanent collection: Parallel Journeys and In Fitting Memory. Parallel Journeys tells the stories of six teenagers who were witnesses, perpetrators, and victims of World War II and the Holocaust. While In Fitting Memory photographs the art and politics of Holocaust Memorials. If you haven’t visited the Holocaust Center recently, this is a wonderful opportunity.”
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida has partnered with the Florida Department of State to encourage Floridians and visitors to Florida to experience the many ways that museums serve the community. Visit MarchOfMuseums.com for more information.
To learn more about the Holocaust Center’s mission to create a more inclusive and caring community, visit holcaustedu.org.