City of St. Louis Has Reached a Settlement With the Civil War Museum

Mayor Krewson will be available to answer questions at 11 a.m. today in Room 200 at City Hall.

June 26, 2017 | 2 min reading time

This article is 4 years old. It was published on June 26, 2017.

The City of St. Louis has reached a settlement agreement with the Missouri Civil War Museum, allowing the museum to remove the Confederate Monument from Forest Park.

The museum has committed to completely remove the monument from the park at their sole cost by June 30.

Although it is our position that the City controls the monument and would have prevailed in court, the City has entered into this agreement to avoid protracted legal proceedings and move forward immediately with the monument’s removal.

This is an outcome both parties wanted.

As part of the settlement, the Civil War Museum has agreed that the monument will be stored at their expense until a permanent location is found. That permanent location must be at a Civil War museum, battlefield or cemetery. Further, the Civil War Museum has agreed that the monument will not be displayed or located in the City of St. Louis or in St. Louis County.

"This issue has played out for far too long," Mayor Lyda Krewson said. "This settlement agreement is the best way to move forward and put this issue behind us."

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