Ruined Indiana Holocaust museum hopes to revive by summer

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terre haute, ind. (ap) | Organizers of a Holocaust museum that burned down last month in a suspicious fire hope they can rebuild as early as next summer, thanks to a stream of donations and other offers to help.

An architect is offering to help rebuild the CANDLES Museum for free, and about $18,000 has been collected in donations.

The museum has also received about $20,000 to $25,000 in pledges since the fire, Education Director Mary Wright said.

Museum officials estimate they will need $100,000 beyond their insurance settlement to rebuild.

The museum was destroyed Nov. 18 when police say someone burned down the small brick building and wrote “Remember Timmy McVeigh’ on the side.