Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, EGMH, is the first ever museum, in the Americas dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution.
EGMH proudly pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and Father of modern-day India.
The museum is housed on a 3-acre parcel of land in Southwest Houston, located at 12379 Riceville School Road in Houston, Texas. The museum is on the west-bound feeder road of S. Sam Houston Parkway West near W. Airport Blvd.
EGMH teamed with RDLR Architects, TDK Construction Company and Solid Light, a museum design-build firm from Louisville, Kentucky.
EGMH was guided from inception by Mr. Brian Crockett, a museum consultant with Smithsonian credentials. EGMH retained Ms Honor Moorman as an education consultant, to attain TEKS certification and create a curriculum for students from 6th-12th grade.
In February 2020, just before the worldwide pandemic, a core group traveled to India, to gain inspiration for the design and build of the museum. The whirlwind tour took place over seven days where the group traveled to 4 cities to visit 5 National Gandhi museums.
Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is a cultural and educational hub dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution. The museum will highlight the power of nonviolent conflict resolution through examples of peace leaders worldwide, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, and many others.
The museum is “not about objects but for someone” — inspiring champions of peace with each visitor. The goal is to encourage visitors to embrace these values in their own lives. From the design of the building, the visitor experience, and the educational programming, the museum is the essence of Gandhi’s teachings and will highlight his way of life.
We see our vision as
- Immersive Exhibits will inspire visitors of all ages and cultures to reflect on their potential to be catalysts for positive social change — leaving the visitor to consider the challenge: Are you ready to make the change you wish to see? Are you prepared to be the Catalyst for change in your life and community?
- Youth Education Programs will equip middle and high school students to resolve conflicts nonviolently through docent-led field trips and interactive and traditional learning to develop empathy, character development, and problem-solving skills.
- Beyond its cross-cultural and educational impact, it will also be a significant economic driver, stimulating local and international tourism and jobs.
The Museum will deliver key messages through thought-provoking, immersive experiences designed to educate, entertain, and inspire lasting change. Solid Light has created the exhibit space such that the visitor experience will encourage exploration and engagement with Gandhi’s journey. There are three thematic gestures:
Gandhi’s Life Lessons – his story is an inspiration for Our Future.
Gandhi’s Teachings continue to change Our World – its impact on Global Peace Leaders.
Inspire visitors to explore and reflect on Gandhian principles to find resonance in their Own Lives.