BREAKING: St. Louis Removes Historic Civil War Statue – Offer By Local Museum to House it Falls Apart
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson ordered the St Louis Forest Park Confederate Monument taken down.
Crews are removing the statue this morning.
The confederate statue was erected 103 years ago in Forest Park in St. Louis.
— Ed (@EdBigCon) June 8, 2017
The Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery offered to take the statue for their history museum two years ago but never heard back from the city.
The Post-Dispatch said the deal fell apart after the museum took the position that the city would have to provide all the moving expenses and then give up any future control over the monument once it was part of the museum’s collection.