eternal gandhi museum houston opening
Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, EGMH, the first ever such museum, in the Americas dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution, is opening in the Summer of 2023.
We proudly pay tribute to the Apostle of Peace and Father of Modern Day India. Conceived in 2016, what was once a dream, is about to become a reality. It will be another jewel for our great City of Houston’s cultural and educational landscape.
The museum, housed on a 3-acre parcel of land in Southwest Houston, was purchased in May 2017. Located at 12379 Riceville School Road, Houston, TX 77031, the museum is on the west-bound feeder road of S. Sam Houston Parkway West near W. Airport Blvd, with easy access and exposure.
In October 2018, EGMH signed a contract with RDLR Architects. This Houston-based architectural firm has designed a world-class building built by TDK Construction Company. Solid Light, a museum.
In February 2020, just before the worldwide pandemic, all those mentioned above traveled to India for a whirlwind tour. Over seven days, the group traveled to 4 cities to visit 5 National Gandhi museums, including where Gandhiji was assassinated – Gandhi Smriti Bhavan in Delhi. Other locations were the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum on the site of Gandhi Smriti Bhavan, the National Gandhi Museum in Delhi, Kochrab Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Dandi Kutir in Gandhinagar, Mahatma Gandhi Museum in Rajkot, and Gandhi Research Foundation in Jalgaon. This memorable trip inspired all involved in the design and construction of the museum.
We are only a few months from opening Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston today. Over the next few weeks, we will share further details about the museum gallery and its contents. So please stay tuned with our weekly installments.
The total budget for EGMH is $10 million, of which we have raised $7.3 million. To support this project, please help spread the word and follow us on our social media platforms – Facebook @egmhouston and Instagram @egmhouston. To learn more and donate, please visit www.egmh.org or call 832-850-EGMH. You can also write to email@example.com.