Hope isn’t wishful thinking—it’s taking action for a better future. In a world where strife, uncertainty and hate grab headlines and inspire fear in the hearts of people across the world, hope is a balm that heals. It’s powerful. It’s critical. Hope is a radical act. Small actions, done by caring individuals, can change the world. But where does one start? How can you get invol ...
Our strength is found in our ability to build bridges with those who may be different than us.
History has shown us that intolerance, coupled with silence, produces oppression and violence.
We've seen what can happen when we do not value human dignity—casting out those who flee persecution.
So we cannot remain silent.
We Remember—So We #StandWithHope
For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are rolling out a new phase in The Butterfly Project's story. Hatred and intolerance are turning the world into a prison. To have hope, to practice empathy, to see beauty is to break free. Hope is a protest. A rally cry: “I will this world to be better.” Hope is a powerful statement of solidarity with others. It turns individua ...
Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes
HOUSTON, TX (December 7, 2016) -- In a powerful statement issued by an array of Holocaust institutions, scholars and educators from around the world, an alarm is being sounded on the rise of groups that promote intolerance and hate speech. Holocaust Museum Houston is one of more than 91 institutions and 71 individuals calling on lawmakers to condemn white nationalist groups and ...
What is #StandWithHope?
More than 20 years ago, a group of teachers created a curriculum to teach their students about the atrocities of the Holocaust by making handmade butterflies to represent the 1.5 million children who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Over time, the Holocaust Museum Houston collected 1.5 million of these butterflies and started the Butterfly Project. Sent from Houston across t ...
The Importance of Joining the Butterfly Project
People visit the Holocaust Museum Houston and ask themselves, “How could this have happened?” How did so many people sit silently while their neighbors were targeted, taunted and taken away? Could it happen again? The Butterfly Project’s goal is to make sure it does not. And it starts with you: When you see a wrong being done, it is your duty to right it. It is your duty to b ...
Apr. 18 - Jul. 6, "The Butterfly Project at Two Allen Center"
Work downtown? Take a breakfast or lunch trip to Two Allen Center to see The Butterfly Project exhibit.
Mar. 11 - Mar. 31, "The Butterfly Project Exhibit"
View all six of our traveling butterfly displays in one location during this two-week period only.
Feb. 11 - Jul. 31, "Taking Flight: The Butterfly Project" Reception
“Taking Flight: The Butterfly Project,” curated by well-known artist and photographer Syd Moen.