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      Management of Molly Brown House under review

      The Molly Brown Home in Hannibal is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

      The Molly Brown House in Hannibal could see new management in the coming months.

      The Hannibal City Council tabled a proposal from the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau recommending Ken and Lisa Marks take over house until further details could be worked out.

      That's according to our news gathering partners at the Hannibal Courier Post.

      Ken and Lisa Marks own the Hannibal History Museum.

      The city currently owns the Molly Brown House and would keep that ownership.

      Ken Marks said the change of hands would allow for more focus and energy on Brown's history.

      "I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel by any means," he said. "It's just the idea of looking at long term sustainability instead of how a lot of times people tend to look at profit. We're not looking at it that way at all. We're looking for it to maintain itself. That would be the best thing possible as a solution for the Molly Brown House.

      According to the Hannibal Courier Post, HCVB Director Gail Bryant told the council that the bureau would like to cease being responsible for the site, which has lost money every year since 2011 when the city accepted the property.

      She estimated it lost approximately $2,000 in 2013.

      Mayor Roy Hark said he would not support "putting another dime" into the museum.