Nick DiCeglie requests $750,000 for Florida Holocaust Museum
An emotional exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum displays a rail car used to transport Jewish detainees during the Holocaust.

Florida Holocaust museum
The request came on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Rep. Nick DiCeglie is requesting $750,000 from the state for the Florida Holocaust Museum in an appropriations request filed Tuesday, just before Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

The St. Petersburg-based museum remembers and educates visitors about the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. The Florida Holocaust Museum has one of the nation’s largest collections of digital resources, including interviews with Holocaust survivors, photographs and educational resources. 

It also reaches more than 150,000 people annually, according to the appropriations request

The museum successfully received the same amount through an appropriations request filed last year. 

The museum would use $75,000 of the state funding for the executive director salary and $258,000 for staff salaries. 

Of the remaining funds, $218,000 would be used for expenses related to artifact, testimony and art digitization and indexing, as well as other resources for exhibits, and $199,000 would go to conservation, care and photography of objects and art, speakers, research and marketing. 

The money requested from the state would account for about 32.6% of the museum’s funding, with another .7%, or $15,000, coming from local government and 66.7%, or $1.54 million coming from private donors, according to the request. 

The Florida Holocaust Museum receives support form regional and local universities, school districts, arts organizations such as Creative Pinellas and the African American History societies, museums, police and fire departments, and many corporate and private donors.

The museum, which was founded in 1992 and relocated to its current location in 1998, was named the number one museum to visit in the St Petersburg-Clearwater area by USA Today, according to the request.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]


2 comments

  • Let Sense Prevail

    January 27, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Those who wish to see it in person can pay an admission fee. Others who are interested in it can get entrance virtually through a pay-wall. There is no reason for taxpayers to support this or similar displays by self-conscious minority groups. No, they may not be minorities in Florida, but overall they are.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 28, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Beautiful! But! This year we , Floridians, have to prioritize every tax dollar towards aiding our service employees in our service economy! Please!

Comments are closed.


#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Drew Dixon, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704