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. His speech, due to one particularly famous phrase, has come to be known as the "Iron Curtain" speech. One of Churchill's most famous speeches of all time, "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.OverviewThe 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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  • This is a fascinating place and probably, no doubt has the most comprehensive Winston Churchill collection on North America. The bombed out church was rebuilt beautifully. Great history lives here. Th...  more »
  • It's an odd name, and unless you happen to remember that Churchill coined the phrase "iron curtain" in a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, MO (thanks to Harry Truman's tie to the college presid...  more »
  • Awesome collection of history, well worth a stop in! They even have a section of the Berlin Wall there.  more »
  • Very interesting - we enjoyed the museum tremendously
  • Incredible! Such history presented in a creative setting. Never expected to find this in mid-Missouri.
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