To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill, the International Churchill Society (ICS) and its global partners have come together as the Churchill Alliance. Events commemorating this important anniversary (both in-person and virtual) will occur around the Churchill world throughout 2024, culminating in the society’s annual International Churchill Conference, October 24-27.
ICS has put together a year-long calendar of events to mark the anniversary of Churchill’s birth, which took place on 30 November 1874. The commemorations will include everything from discussions of how the example of Churchill’s legacy pertains to current events to lighthearted fun.
Events start this month at Chartwell, Churchill’s beloved country home in Kent, where the National Trust has organized a display of photographs to show the many different types of cakes sent to Churchill after the Second World War, when his birthday became a national event. For more information about “Winston’s Spectacular Cakes,” please CLICK HERE.
Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, the spectacular Oxfordshire estate built for his ancestor the first Duke of Marlborough. Blenheim is presently offering a Winston Churchill themed VIP tour that includes a visit to the birth room and exhibition about Churchill’s life. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, MO will have its annual Churchill Fellows Weekend 22–24 March, while the 2024 International Churchill Society Conference will take place in London 24–27 October. See the related stories in this issue of the Churchill Bulletin for details. The Churchill Bulletin will chronicle these and other events taking place throughout the year.
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