MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota has agreed to take a controversial equestrian statue of the 26th president that has stood on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1940.
In 1929, the New York State Roosevelt Memorial commissioned the bronze statue.
It will be available as a loan for the long term to the library in Medora, North Dakota next year.
The statue shows the former president riding on horseback, with a Native American and African man flanking him.
It has been the object of much criticism for many years.
The New York City Public Design Commission was established in June voted unanimouslyTo move the statue.
The following is an extract from the New York TimesMuseum officials suggested that the statue should be removed in June.