Plans in place to remove Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia that weighs 13 tons
The Commission for Historic ST Statues in the U. S. Capitol as unanimously approved Virginia Governor Ralph Northern's request to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Statuary Hall. And now we know where the statue could end up. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond has agreed to take ownership of the statue that was placed in Statuary Hall in 1909. Each state gets to choose to historical figures. Virginia's other was George Washington. The museum says this was its first request to accept a Confederate statue. But given his creation, placement and now request for removal, the president says it is an artifact of historical importance. Museum says it will accept the statue with no obligation of how to use their display it and it will likely be in storage for atleast a few years.