NAPLES, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 15, 2023: PBS Contractors and the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center are pleased to announce the reopening to mark the completion of the second phase of their expansion.

The project included an additional 3,600 square feet for 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.

“We are proud and humbled to be a part of the expansion of this wonderful Museum,” says PBS Senior Relationship Manager, Mario Valle. “The newly created space detailing the atrocities of the Concentration Camps creates a deeply moving experience for the Museum visitors. An amazing benefit of the expansion is a space to maximize the number of students who will be exposed to and learn about the Holocaust.”

“When students and visitors come to the Museum, they are immersed in the history of the Holocaust, says Susan Suarez, President & CEO of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. “Our expansion provides space for new exhibits to go more in-depth on important topics. Visitors see actual artifacts from local Holocaust Survivors and learn their personal stories. This makes history come alive. They learn the dangers of where hatred can lead and are inspired to stand against prejudice.”

In 2019, PBS Contractors completed the rebuild of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center’s current space into an award-winning museum. View the virtual tour Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center.

The museum is located at 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd and is open from 1pm-4pm on Tuesday through Sunday. For more information visit


The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center’s mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. Inspired by a local middle school classroom project on the Holocaust, the Museum works with thousands of SWFL teachers and students each year. In additional to the historical facts of the Holocaust, the Museum shares the personal stories of local SWFL residents who are Holocaust Survivors and Camp Liberators. The Museum’s Education programs, exhibits and tours are designed to emphasize our common humanity and the critical importance of respect and empathy in our interactions with others. The Museum offers a variety of programs to help educate the next generation about the dangers of indifference. These include Museum Field Trips, on-campus classroom programs, PopUp Museum exhibits, the opportunity to host the Boxcar exhibit, and Teacher Workshops.  For more information about the Museum and upcoming programs, please visit