The museum’s mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. From its origins in “Out of the Ashes,” a local middle school class project on the Holocaust, the museum has grown to hold more than 1,000 World War II and Holocaust artifacts and original photographs. Student education programs are available in six counties and the museum offers temporary exhibits, films, speakers and special events throughout the year. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 12-18. Museum members and children under 12, accompanied by an adult, are free. Open year-round; closed Mondays and major U.S. holidays. Hours vary by season.