December 2, 2023

New Video Showcases America’s National Churchill Museum

To honor the 149th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill, the state of Missouri’s Division of Tourism has produced a ten-minute video about America’s National Churchill Museum (ANCM) on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The museum was built to commemorate Churchill and the site of where he delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. The video was premiered at the museum on November 30. To watch, please CLICK HERE.

“We are very pleased to be recognized as a top tourist destination in the state of Missouri. It is an important time to be in the Churchill business,” said Timothy S. Riley, the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator of ANCM. “Churchill’s visit came at the invitation of President Harry S. Truman, whose presidential library is located in Independence, Missouri. The Churchill-Truman visit inspired the Westminster College community with support from across the nation to create the museum in the 1960s by bringing to the campus the bombed-out remains of the historic Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin, Aldermanbury—destroyed during the Blitz—and restoring it to all its original glory.”

The church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, has hosted many weddings on both sides of the Atlantic. One couple married in the church when it was still in London more than 300 years ago emigrated to the United States. There name was Robinette, and one of their descendants is now President of the United States: Joseph Robinette Biden.

Since opening on the Westminster Campus in the late 1960s, ANCM has hosted many dignitaries including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachav. The spirit of Winston Churchill continues to draw the great and the good to Missouri.

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