Clinton to keynote Holocaust Museum opening
Those mourning the loss of the illustrious Clinton era can relive the gay '90s, if only for a moment: Bill Clinton will be speaking in Skokie on Sunday, April 19, for the public opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. According to the press release, Clinton's connection to peace in the Balkans and Northern Ireland makes him a Holocaust expert, or something like that. I'm sure he will have something eloquent to say.
The public opening is free and open to the public. But tickets are required and must be requested online at www.ilholocaustmuseum.org before April 6.
Also at the opening, you can tour the brand-spankin'-new $45 million, 65,000-square-foot facility created by the 30-year-old Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. The museum will house artifacts from World War II, the Holocaust and its aftermath, contemporary artwork and survivor stories. The museum's dialogue will also include discussions of the genocidal tragedies that have befallen the people of Darfur, Rwanda and Cambodia.