As the Museum entered its 50th year it planned to focus on raising funds for interior renovations, a festival celebrating the milestones of the museum, the Dallas Fire Rescue, and EMS. It did not anticipate damaging floods trying to take that away.
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The Museum restored nearly 90% of the exterior of the Museum and now has entering into Phase 2 of the Capital Campaign to renovate the interior of the museum and provide an updated and scalable educational and cultural-historical experience for the children and families of Dallas and North Texas. This museum is operated by Dallas Firefighters, both active and retired. Those who serve our city each and every day.
With our Capital Campaign Phase II now underway to renovate the interior of the historic museum built in 1907, we are retaining the historical design of the museum while modernizing the interior with historic and educational exhibits and learning experiences for children. The Museum received funding recently from Ross Perot, Hillcrest Foundation, and many others to put us at nearly 20% achieved of our capital goal. By changing the interior footprint, the Museum simultaneously will lay the foundation for expanded outreach to thousands of school children and surrounding families annually on fire protection, fire prevention, and all hazards-life-safety. We will need to include additional costs to cover the damage from the extensive flood damage. We will not let the flood set us back but give us the additional momentum to achieve a museum that can benefit the citizens of Dallas. We are hopeful to continue gaining the support of the community as we restore the museum from its recent flood damage while embarking on a brighter future for the museum's education to the community through the capital campaign.
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