2015 Houston Fire Museum President’s Award
I am very thrilled and proud to have received the trustee of the year award from the Houston Fire Museum. I would like to say thank you to the City of Houston and the firefighter community for their faith and support. I joined the board 20 years ago to help build a Museum the city and firefighters could be proud of.
My goal for joining the Board was to help build a new Fire Museum for the city and the firefighter community. Now 20 years later, my hopes and dreams for a new Museum are becoming a reality.
This year the Houston Fire Museum bought the property they have been leasing from the city at 2403 Milam St. The plan is to restore the historical Fire Station #7 located on the property, and build a new two story addition directly in back of this building. The historical building will give the people of Houston a chance to see what a Fire Station looked like 100 years ago. There will be exhibits, equipment, and furnishings which reflect the time period in which Fire Station #7 was built. The new building will have the Museum offices, gift shops, exhibits, and a classroom. The Museum will continue its mission of educating the children of Houston about fire safety. While all the exhibits, trucks, and artifacts are neat; saving lives is the most important mission of the Museum.
The Houston Fire Museum has always depended upon the graciousness of our firefighters and the community for contributions. It is because of this dedicated group that the Museum has been able to exist. The Houston Fire Museum need’s the continuing support of the firefighters and community as we enter a new era in the history of the Museum.
Thank you for your support of the Museum and its mission to save lives.