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Pages: 31. Chapters: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Women in the
Arts, National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, National
Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian,
National Museum of American History, National Building Museum,
National Museum of Health and Medicine, National Bonsai Foundation,
National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Smithsonian
American Art Museum, National Museum of African Art, National
Museum of African American History and Culture, National Postal
Museum. Excerpt: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust.
Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM
provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of
Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens
of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human
dignity, and strengthen democracy. With an operating budget of just
under $78.7 million ($47.3 million from Federal sources and $31.4
million from private donations) in 2008, the Museum has a staff of
about 400 employees, 125 contractors, 650 volunteers, 91 Holocaust
survivors, and 175,000 members. It has local offices in New York,
Boston, Boca Raton, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Since its
dedication on April 22, 1993, the Museum has welcomed nearly 30
million visitors, including more than 8 million school children. It
has also welcomed 91 heads of state and more than 3,500 foreign
officials from over 132 countries. The Museum's visitors come from
all over the world, and more than 90 percent of the Museum's
visitors are not Jewish. Its website had 25 million visits in 2008
from an average of 100 different countries daily. 35% of these
visits were from outside the United States, including mo...
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