Harold G. Warp of Chicago, the son of the museum's late founder and president of the museum's foundation board, said Friday he is thrilled with the decision, noting that like many other museums around the country, Pioneer Village has struggled in recent years.
"A great emotional burden is off of my back because of this decision today," Warp said. "It's been a pretty long struggle to fight the tax assessor. I hope this is an indication that those struggles are behind us."
State Tax Commissioner Kimberly Conroy said Friday that her office appreciates the ruling.
"It helps gives us necessary guidance in situations like these," she said.