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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A lack of transparency over a land deal that's gone sour is just one of the reasons some Zoo-Museum District Commissioners want the head of the Missouri History Museum to step down.

The Zoo-Museum tax district board members rarely flex their muscles, but recent revelations about how the Missouri History Museum has been operated have some members demanding action, specifically the resignation of history museum President Robert Archibald.

A statement from the museum says it won't respond to rumor and it praises Archibald as a leader who turned the museum into "a nationally recognized institution."

But during a meeting of the Zoo-Museum District Board Wednesday, it was clear patience was wearing thin.

Citizens came to complain about a suspect land deal that went sour and plans to help finance a Delmar trolley.

Former Florissant Mayor Robert Lowery is calling on Archibald to resign.

The Zoo-Museum Board will meet next Monday, that's when Robert Lowery plans to ask for Dr .Archibald's resignation.