The National Churchill Museum, Fulton

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The National Churchill Museum, located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, Missouri, United States, commemorates the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. In 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Sinews of Peace" address in the Westminster Historic Gymnasium. In it was the line: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent." This sentence caused the oration to become known as the "Iron Curtain" speech. "Sinews of Peace" heralded the beginning of the Cold War.
The National Churchill Museum comprises three distinct but related elements: the Church of St Mary Aldermanbury, the museum, and the "Breakthrough" sculpture.
The central element of the National Churchill Museum is the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, a 16th-century church moved stone-by-stone to Fulton from the City of London. Today, the church looks much as it did in 1677—carefully restored to recreate the building that architect Christopher Wren designed after the Great Fire of London destroyed the original 12th-century church.
Beneath the church is the Churchill museum, renovated in 2006. Through interactive new exhibits, the museum tells Churchill's story, discussing his personal and political life and his legacy. Additionally, the Clementine-Spencer Churchill Reading Room houses an extensive research collection about Churchill and his era.
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  • Tucked away in Fulton is a Christopher Wren Chapel, honoring Churchill and his "Iron Curtain" speech. Beautifully done, the the story is amazing.  more »
  • Currently closed for renovations, but will definitely make the effort to return. Being a bit of a Churchill fan I think it's great that we have a museum dedicated to this larger than life historical....  more »
  • Very informative. Any lover of history should visit for this unique perspective on WW2. The church is such a fascinating part of history it's worth the trip. You would have to travel to Europe to find a building this old and steeped with history.
  • This museum has an amazing wealth of history on the life of Sir Winston Churchill and the world politics of his time. The exhibits are a bit lengthy, but the wealth of knowledge presented to you is well worth it. I would definitely consider coming again!
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