Park service delays plan to empty Civil War Museum

Friday, January 28, 2011 | 4:01 p.m. CST

 SPRINGFIELD — The National Park Service is reconsidering its plan to move a collection out of the Civil War Museum at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

The park service planned to empty the museum and place the collection in underground storage near Kansas City. The service says the museum's frame does not meet its requirements for fire and security.

The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday the plan was delayed after complaints from the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation. The foundation wanted the museum open to draw tourists for the upcoming 150th anniversary reenactment of the August 1861 battle.

Park Service Midwest irector Ernie Quintana said Thursday nothing will be done until after the Civil War reenactment in August.


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