Last Confederate flag to fly at SC statehouse now on display in museum

Last Confederate flag to fly at SC statehouse now on display in museum
The Confederate flag that flies on South Carolina State House grounds has become a gubernatorial campaign issue. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The final Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum.

Confederate Relic Room Executive Director Allen Roberson said Tuesday museum staff put the flag into a $1,400 protective case on Nov. 26, ending a more than three-year saga.

The final flag was lowered from a pole in front of the capitol on July 10, 2015. Legislators voted to bring it down less than a month after the racist murders of nine black church members in Charleston.

The museum initially proposed a nearly $4 million project that included a massive restoration of its building and a high-tech display including screens displaying pictures or names of Civil War dead.

Today the flag sits on a wall near other flags between two offices.

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