Houston Fire Museum raising funds for new facility

August 12, 2012 6:54:02 PM PDT
The Houston Fire Museum is raising money to build a new facility.

The museum organized a casino fundraiser and auction at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. on Sunday.

The museum's president, Tom McDonald, says the museum's main purpose is to teach fire safety to children.

That's a problem in the current location on Milam Street. It is housed in Houston's oldest still-standing fire station, built in 1898.

"We're limited in the amount of space [and] the number of school classes that can come," McDonald said. "We're typically limited to smaller groups and homeschoolers and church groups."

The new fire station will have hands-on exhibits for children and a greater emphasis on fire prevention and education, rather than just the history of Houston firefighting.

For more information about the Houston Fire Museum, visit www.houstonfiremuseum.org or check it out on Facebook.

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