It's a long time coming, but it seems the moment has come for the Missouri Civil War Museum to open.
It's taken just about a decade, and in that 10 years the Jefferson Barracks site has been transformed into quite a site.
$1.7 million museum, and it's renovations, is largely funded via St. Louis County Port
Authority’s Community Reinvestment Fund. The museum was granted $650,000 from it. River City Casino also donated $19,000, and the museum raised more than $1 million in private donations.
There will be a grand opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Missouri Civil War Museum on Friday at 10:20 a.m. However, a press release says it's not for the public. It will open to the general public within two weeks.
Located in the newly renovated Jefferson Barracks 1905 Post Exchange
Building, the new museum came to be through extensive renovations.
The first part of the restoration activities focused on the building’s
exterior damage such as the leaking roof, damaged windows and doors, and
the restoration of original wooden architectural
Take a look at the video of Museum Executive Director Mark Trout showing where some of the money goes.Do you plan to visit the museum? Uploading photos from your visit onto Patch is really easy. Click the "Post" button below the "Boards" tab on the home screen. Do you have a lot to say about the subject? Scroll to the blogs section and click the "Start Blogging" tab.