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Unread 01-12-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Default Holocaust Museum Houston

I was wondering if they rely on donations only or if the city also contributes to it?
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Unread 01-12-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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According to their page they are "supported almost entirely by private donations."
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Unread 01-12-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: South of Houston
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I visited this museum several years ago and it is a real eye opener. Never did a donation, but now you got me thinking that I need to. Everyone should see this history and if it's only supported by donations, they'll be receiving my soon. Thank you for bringing this subject up.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Well, yes, I saw that. I kind of find it hard to believe that the city dosen't spend any money on it. That would be very sad. If that's true however, I'm wondering why the city does not spend money on it, since there's even an area called "Museum District". Are there no city, district or whatever funded museums?

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I visited this museum several years ago and it is a real eye opener. Never did a donation, but now you got me thinking that I need to. Everyone should see this history and if it's only supported by donations, they'll be receiving my soon. Thank you for bringing this subject up.
Well, I went today. It was terrible. I am going again tomorrow because it took me 2 hours to get through the exhibition part ( audio ). I didn't get to the the other things they had, as it was 5 pm and they closed. That's why I am thinking about donating money tomorrow when I go.

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Unread 01-12-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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Well, yes, I saw that. I kind of find it hard to believe that the city dosen't spend any money on it. That would be very sad. If that's true however, I'm wondering why the city does not spend money on it, since there's even an area called "Museum District". Are there no city, district or whatever funded museums?



Well, I went today. It was terrible. I am going again tomorrow because it took me 2 hours to get through the exhibition part ( audio ). I didn't get to the the other things they had, as it was 5 pm and they closed. That's why I am thinking about donating money tomorrow when I go.
I visited Auschwitz/Birkenau and Treblinka in Poland two years ago. The horror of those places is too large to wrap your mind around. We're very lucky to live in America (and Houston) where most of the times when people throw around the term "hate" at someone who they disagree with politically they really don't understand what they are talking about.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I visited Auschwitz/Birkenau and Treblinka in Poland two years ago. The horror of those places is too large to wrap your mind around. We're very lucky to live in America (and Houston) where most of the times when people throw around the term "hate" at someone who they disagree with politically they really don't understand what they are talking about.
That's correct, they do not.

Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance yet to go to Auschwitz. But I've been to Dachau and Buchenwald though

I wish people here would take a greater interest those things. Everybody praises the Museum District, but to me it seems like barely anybody takes advantage of it.

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Unread 01-13-2010, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Houston
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The HMH relies heavily on both donations and volunteers. I volunteer there on a regular basis.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Houston
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The HMH relies heavily on both donations and volunteers. I volunteer there on a regular basis.
So the city is not involved at all? I didn't know.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Houston
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So the city is not involved at all? I didn't know.
Hmmm...I'm not really sure. I guess you could probably contact them directly and find out though. That's one museum I have been to yet, but then again, a lot of people don't even know there's a Holocaust museum in Houston.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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Well, yes, I saw that. I kind of find it hard to believe that the city dosen't spend any money on it. That would be very sad. If that's true however, I'm wondering why the city does not spend money on it, since there's even an area called "Museum District". Are there no city, district or whatever funded museums?
Building museums is not really the cities job. Private donations seem to be more than adequatley taking care of the museum district.
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