Grand Jury Looking Into History Museum

The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office has presented issues involving the Missouri History Museum for consideration by a grand jury. Read Dale Singer’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

 

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History Museum Leader Defends Archibald’s Consulting Contract

At a budget presentation to the Zoo-Museum District board, John Roberts says he expects Robert Archibald will bring in donations that exceed the $270,000 he will be paid for six months.  Read Dale Singer’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

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Conclusions Of History Museum Shredding Investigation Still Under Attack

Despite an investigation’s unequivocal conclusion that no documents at the Missouri History Museum were improperly shredded, a commissioner of the Zoo-Museum District says he is not satisfied and will press the city’s circuit attorney to take a deeper look. Read Dale Singer’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Probe Finds No Proof Of Shredded Documents At History Museum

An interim report released to the museum’s trustees Wednesday said there was no evidence to support claims that had been reported by two Zoo-Museum District commissioners.

Read Dale Singer’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

Read Adam Allington’s report for St. Louis Public Radio.

Both reports include a PowerPoint presentation with details from the investigation.

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History Museum Trustees Want Closer Look At Property Appraisal

Trustees of the Missouri History Museum are going to analyze an appraisal of property on Delmar to determine whether it used all the facts available and to bolster their case that the museum is using its funds properly. Read Dale Singer’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Appraisal Of Land Bought By History Museum Shows Discrepancy In Price, Value

A new appraisal of the controversial property at 5863 Delmar purchased by the Missouri History Museum for a community center but never developed says the tract was worth about $260,000 when the museum paid $875,000 for it in 2006.

Read Dale Singer’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

Read Adam Allington’s report for St. Louis Public Radio.

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ZMD Won’t Seek More Information From History Museum For Few Weeks

A sharply divided board of commissioners of the Zoo-Museum District voted Wednesday for a new policy that  that bars district commissioners from seeking more information from the museum for the next few weeks.

Read Dale Singer’s story in the St. Louis Beacon.

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History Museum Agenda: Retain, Restore And Refocus

John Roberts, head of the museum’s board of trustees and de facto president, says trustees and subdistrict commissioners will work hard to win back public trust. Outgoing president Robert Archibald will try to woo reluctant donors as part of his consulting contract. Read Dale Singer’s report for the St. Louis Beacon.

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Circuit Attorney Will Probe History Museum Governance

St. Louis  Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce  will look into some of the governance and oversight issues plaguing the Missouri History Museum. John Roberts, president of the Missouri History Museum’s Board of Trustees, said he supported the decision to get Joyce involved.

Read Rachel Lippmann’s report for St. Louis Public Radio.

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