NAPLES, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 8, 2022: PBS Contractors and the Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center are pleased to announce the commencement that took place on Tuesday, November 1, to mark the second phase of their expansion.
The project will include a new Auschwitz gallery, a large classroom, a new special exhibit gallery, a gallery focused on other genocides and human rights, a small catering kitchen, and additional storage and education staff offices. With construction now underway, the project is estimated to be completed in early 2023.
“We are proud to be once again a part of the very important work that The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center does in educating our students about the Holocaust and providing a strong voice against all types of discrimination. The addition will serve to expand the museum’s education programs and provide additional space for traveling exhibits,” says Mario Valle, Senior Relationship Manager. “PBS Contractors’ purpose statement is: We Build Better Lives for our Team, our Clients, and our Community. Expanding the museum is our way of continuing to put our promise into action.”
“The museum’s education programs provide a strong, consistent message to students and the public of the importance of standing up against hatred. Learning about the Holocaust teaches the dangers of indifference and where unchecked hatred can lead,” says Susan Suarez, President and CEO of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. “It is fitting that the museum is expanding, adding additional 3,600 square feet with new galleries about Auschwitz and other genocides and a large classroom to serve our growing population.”
In 2019, PBS Contractors completed the rebuild of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center’s current space into an award-winning museum. It is an honor to once again work with the organization and President and CEO, Susan Suarez.