Confederate monument will be gone from Forest Park by Friday under new agreement

ST. LOUIS • The controversial Confederate Monument in Forest Park will be removed by the end of the week under an agreement announced Monday.

In a settlement between St. Louis and the Missouri Civil War Museum, the museum agrees to remove the massive marker by the end of the day Friday — and foot the bill for the move.

The Civil War Museum also agrees to store the monument until a permanent new location is found for it. That permanent location must be at a Civil War museum, battlefield or cemetery, the agreement says.

The museum also agrees not to display the monument in the city of St. Louis or St. Louis County.

The Missouri Civil War Museum in Jefferson Barracks and the city had been in talks for the museum to take the memorial, but a potential deal fell through when the city wanted a say in how the monument would be displayed in the future.

The museum has since claimed ownership of the structure. The city has maintained that it owns the monument and began dismantling it before the museum went to court to stop its removal

Source: Confederate monument will be gone from Forest Park by Friday under new agreement | Political Fix | stltoday.com