The Butterfly Project is a San Diego-based initiative that has set out to paint one ceramic butterfly for each of the 1.5 million children whose lives were lost in the Holocaust. This year, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh has partnered with the Allegheny County Library Association to further the project’s reach throughout the Pittsburgh region and the Sewickley Public Library is honored to be a part of this project.
The painting session will be held at the Sewickley Public Library on Monday, July 23 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Participants in the Butterfly Project will learn about children who died in the Holocaust and receive a card with the story of a specific child. The participants will then paint a butterfly, perhaps inspired by the story of that child.
As we learn about children lost in the Holocaust, we will challenge the community to embrace difference and to fight against bigotry and intolerance happening now. The completed butterflies will be displayed at the Sewickley Public Library as part of a city-wide exhibit.