Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Location: Dallas, TX
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Mechanical Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers
Completion Date: April, 1 2019
27 Unique exhibits
2 Fifty-seat classrooms
120 Survivor testimonies throughout Holocaust Exhibit
In the News
With incidents of global terrorism, anti-Semitism and hate activity on the rise, it might seem there's no better time for what officials of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance have planned just a few blocks away from their current location.
On Tuesday, they'll hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, greatly expanded facility that not only addresses the Holocaust but genocides and human rights struggles throughout history. The makeover will also come with a new name: The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.
"We need a place that allows us to discuss human rights, diversity, respect for others and what that means for our city today," Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a news release issued by the museum. "The new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will be that place." Set to open in 2019, the 51,000-square-foot complex at 300 N. Houston St. will be four times the size of the museum's current facility, which often reaches capacity. It will feature a 250-seat theater, two classrooms, courtyard areas for reflection and video testimonies from dozens of local Holocaust survivors, many of whom will be honored at Tuesday's 10 a.m. event.
By: Steve Brown
SOURCE: Dallas News