NEW YORK, 29 March 2011 – A crowd of enthusiastic Churchillians attended a reception at the beautiful New York penthouse apartment of Churchill Centre Benefactor Tina Santi Flaherty on March 29, 2011 to celebrate the announcement of a major new exhibition, “Churchill: The Power of Words” to be held at the prestigious Morgan Library in New York from June to September 2012.
The Churchill Archives Centre exhibition, already supported by The Churchill Centre and by generous grants from Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Anna Wild and the evenings hostess Mrs. Flaherty, will showcase an extensive range of important historical documents from the Archives highlighting Churchill’s use of language in crafting his political career and in his defense of freedom and democracy during Britain’s Finest Hour. “Winston Churchill: The Power of Words” will incorporate a variety of other Churchill artifacts including books, photos and memorabilia and will we believe be accompanied by public lectures by leading Churchill scholars and by a film program.
At the reception, Morgan Library Director William M. Griswold expressed the Library’s excitement at being able to host the exhibition and noted that the Morgan’s long history as a repository for some of the world’s most important literary and historical documents makes it an especially suitable venue. Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre and Executive Director of The Churchill Centre – U.K. spoke about how Churchill used the power of words in his books, articles and speeches to advance his political ideas and philosophy.
Among prominent New Yorkers attending the reception were Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College, Sophie Perkins, Sir Winston’s great-granddaughter along with her guest Mr. Freddie Garland, best-selling international novelist Mrs. Barbara T. Bradford OBE and her husband Robert, Mrs. Gilbert Butler, Mr. Declan Kiely of the Morgan Library, Mr. Robert Liberman, British historian Mr. Andrew Roberts, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Rowan, Mrs. Rivington Winant, artist Mr. Paolo Giorno, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Marmar, Dr. Gurnee Hart, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Norwich, Mr. Karl Senn, and Mr. Kenneth Rendell.
Also joining the audience were Churchill Centre New York Chapter leaders Gregg Berman and Randall Baker along with his wife Elena.
Further details on exhibition, including opening dates and special events, will be highlighted on the Churchill Centre’s website and in future issues of Chartwell Bulletin.