America's 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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  • A World Class museum in Fulton Missouri - who new? Without Trip Advisor, we would never have stumbled on this outstanding museum. Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech was given at Westminster... 
    A World Class museum in Fulton Missouri - who new? Without Trip Advisor, we would never have stumbled on this outstanding museum. Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech was given at Westminster...  more »
  • It was informative but many of the electronic parts were not working. I am not a huge fan of Churchill but I am glad we were able to visit this museum. 
    It was informative but many of the electronic parts were not working. I am not a huge fan of Churchill but I am glad we were able to visit this museum.  more »
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  • This museum is a true historical treasure. Very good informative and interesting. The church is beautiful and who would have thought Churchill was an accomplished painter. Several of his pieces are there in the museum.
  • Neat peace of history, the church itself was one of the biggest puzzles in the world. Worth the time to check out. Be sure to set aside plenty of time to get it all in. You can easily spend the day.

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