HMTC Joins Smithsonian Museum Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sep 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Long Island

Region
Nassau

Category(ies)

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC based museums.  The theme of this year’s Museum Day is the Smithsonian Year of Music, celebrating music as a reflection of human creativity and innovation as well as a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding.  The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science, and education.  At HMTC’s state-of-the-art museum, you can view one of the “instruments of survival,” an accordion donated by Holocaust Survivor Alex Rosner.  Rosner learned to play the accordion while imprisoned and attributes his musical talents to his survival.  Rosner and his father spent time at Oskar Schindler’s factory prior to their deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau and are depicted in the 1993 film Schindler’s List.