After Schoolers Visit Holocaust Museum in Dallas

This Place, Everywhere sculpture, designed by James Surl, is dedicated to the six million Jews murdered.

Patti Ewoldt

After a long pause, 15 After Schoolers and guests experienced an amazing field trip to the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The day started with an early drive into Denton where we boarded the train into the city, followed by breakfast at the Corner Bakery. The train drop-off, café, and museum were all an easy walk.

The museum was lively, with student groups of all ages and other guests. The atmosphere immediately begins to wrap one into an unbelievable journey into the past atrocities that occurred during the Holocaust.

Our docent walked us through three floors of history and tragedy. Memorable things experienced consisted of an actual boxcar that was used to transport prisoners, clothes worn by prisoners, endless photographs, videos, and an amazing holographic program where you can ask a survivor questions about their experience. There was so much more, but in three hours, it was time to return to the train. A special thank you to Nancy Burns and Marti Conley for orchestrating this amazing day.

As we gear up for the spring garage sale on April 21, we eagerly welcomed new members who joined us at our March 10 general meeting in the Heritage Room-Clubhouse at 10:30 a.m.

Not only can you get in on the garage sale news, but discussions on future activities we want to explore.