Dallas Holocaust Museum to Build New Downtown Facility

Officials with the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance announced Thursday they will build a new home in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.

The new 50,000-square-foot museum will be named the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and be able to accommodate more than 200,000 visitors per year and more than quadruple its exhibition space.

"We need a place that allows us to have a discussion about what human rights, diversity, and respect for others mean for our city today," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Officials said the museum will be built near Houston Street and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Rail corridor on Pacific Avenue.

Museum officials said they raised the majority of funds needed to complete construction, which will take about two years to complete.

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