Bob Archibald http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Appraisals Show History Museum Drastically Overpaid For Property http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appraisals-show-history-museum-drastically-overpaid-property <p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201302/2013%20Delmar%20Property%20Appraisal%20Executive%20Summary%2011-9-2006.pdf">An appraisal</a> released on Tuesday shows that the Missouri History Museum paid ex-Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. over three times market rate for property Bosley sold the museum in 2006.</p><p>The sale which was only recently discovered was the catalyst behind a series of events which led to the resignation of Museum President Bob Archibald.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:12:09 +0000 Adam Allington 9236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appraisals Show History Museum Drastically Overpaid For Property Archibald Steps Down From History Museum, Receives Large Payout Of Cash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/archibald-steps-down-history-museum-receives-large-payout-cash <p>While Robert Archibald is stepping down as president of the Missouri History Museum, he will be getting a financial payout of close to a million dollars.</p><p>The museum’s board of trustees accepted Archibald’s resignation on Friday.</p><p>Despite the circumstances of his departure, Archibald himself will still be receiving a payout of $566,000 for unused vacation, plus $270,000 for a six-month consult contract.&nbsp; All told, $836,000, as he walks out the door.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:54:31 +0000 Adam Allington 7608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Archibald Steps Down From History Museum, Receives Large Payout Of Cash Archibald Resigns As History Museum President http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/archibald-resigns-history-museum-president <p><em>Updated at 4:45 with comments from ZMD board member Gloria Wessels.</em></p><p><em>Updated with comments from Zoo-Museum District board member Jerome Glick, and to correct Archibald's tenure at the museum.</em></p><p>The president of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park has resigned.</p><p>A spokesman for the museum&nbsp;confirmed that Robert Archibald submitted his resignation to the chair of the museum's Board of Trustees today. The spokesman, Everett Dietle, did not have any additional information. The board will meet Friday morning at the museum.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:43:04 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7554 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Archibald Resigns As History Museum President ZMD Will Not Take Further Action Against Missouri History Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-will-not-take-further-action-against-missouri-history-museum <p>Several months of scrutiny into the management of the Missouri History Museum has resulted in little change.&nbsp; The commissioners of the St. Louis Zoo-Museum District have voted not to accept an audit committee report calling for tougher governance of the museum.</p><p>A vote to accept an audit committee report resulted in a 4-4 tie, meaning the motion failed.</p><p>The museum has been at the center of a months-long controversy involving a cozy relationship between embattled Museum President Bob Archibald and his board of trustees.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:29:38 +0000 Adam Allington 6888 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ZMD Will Not Take Further Action Against Missouri History Museum ZMD Board Says History Museum Needs Complete Overhaul http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-board-says-history-museum-needs-complete-overhaul <p>The board charged with distributing taxpayer funds to the five members of the St. Louis Zoo-Museum District says the Missouri History Museum needs a complete restructuring.&nbsp; The Zoo-Museum District was created to oversee public funding for the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Missouri History Museum.</p><p>The ZMD Audit Committee met Thursday and claim the reforms recommended for the History Museum by former Senator Jack Danforth do not go far enough.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:16:38 +0000 Adam Allington 6252 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ZMD Board Says History Museum Needs Complete Overhaul Loop Trolley on schedule, but delays are possible http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-schedule-delays-are-possible <p>Supporters of a plan to build a trolley line from the University City lions to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park say the project is right on its revised schedule.</p><p>The Loop Trolley will cost about $44 million to build. Construction could begin in 2013, and Bob Archibald, the president of both the Missouri Historical Society and the non-profit Loop Trolley Company says work should be finished by 2014, the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:42:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3325 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley on schedule, but delays are possible