This exhibition focuses on Winston Churchill’s mastery of language and how the words in his “Sinews of Peace” speech changed the course of history. Widely known as the ‘Iron Curtain’ speech, Churchill’s address on March 5, 1946 at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri warned the world of the looming threat of the Soviet Union in Europe.
The National Churchill Museum will display a typewritten draft of the speech with handwritten corrections dictated by Churchill to his secretary Edith Nina “Jo” Sturdee. All fifty pages of the speech will be displayed allowing viewers to experience first-hand Churchill’s final edits to his most famous post-war speech. The exhibition also includes photographs, rare audio and video clips, and never-before-exhibited documents, including correspondence between President Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Westminster College President Franc McCluer.
An Exhibit for the Seventieth Anniversary of the Iron Curtain Speech
This exhibit answers the question "Why Did Winston Churchill Come to Westminster College?" Using the newly acquired papers of Westminster alumnus Major General Harry H. Vaughan, the exhibition will explain the key role that Vaughan played in extending the invitation from the college through the Truman White House to Churchill. The exhibit will also feature newly-acquired materials related to the Iron Curtain speech on March 5, 1946.
October 10-12, 2017
he Essex House Hotel, New York, NY
The Churchill Centre is pleased to announce that the Thirty-fourth International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Essex House Hotel in New York City on 10-12 October 2017.
The Conference theme and further details will be announced soon.
Hotel reservations will be available at special rates with details to be announced soon.
September 1-13, 2017
Location: Various locations in and around LondonWinston S. Churchill: The Indomitable Spirit - “Blue Ribbon” Tour
This tour, like none other previously conducted, will encompass all of the immediately recognized places related to the life and times of Sir Winston. Moreover, it will incorporate associated sites, not on prior tours.
This “Blue Ribbon” tour will ensure there will be visits to all pertinent places with the assistance of a professional guide at each venue and a reliance on knowledgeable speakers of renown as Churchillians.
Current Schedule of Activities to Include (subject to final confirmation):
- Chartwell and Gardens
- Imperial War Museums: London, Churchill War Rooms and Museum, and Duxford
- Dover Castle, Hellfire Corner & Pines Garden
- Cinque Ports Museum at Rye Castle
- Visit Westminster Hall and St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Boat trip on the Havengore from Tower Bridge to Waterloo Station and the London Eye
- Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge
- Harrow School, Speech Rooms and Archives
- Churchill College and Archives
- The American Cemetery at Madingley Nr. Cambridge
- Bletchley Park and the National Computing Museum
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Stratford Armories (Darrah/Harwood collection)
- Claverton Manor (The American Museum) Bath
- Minterne House, Dorchester, Dorset
- Blenheim Palace and Bladon Churchyard
Generally Held in Spring or Early Summer, Final Date to be Announced Soon
Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
The Churchill Memorial Concert is a biannual event and the next Concert to be held will be in early 2017. Date and further details to be confirmed. The purpose of the Concerts are to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill and to benefit local and national charities.
Check the Concert Website for Information & Ticket Options
The Churchill Memorial Concerts Trust was established in 1993 to expand the range of distribution of the proceeds of the Churchill Memorial Concerts. These concerts were conceived as a means of providing funds for the Music Therapy Charity and continued to do so exclusively until 1993. It was then decided to bring other charities into the net whilst continuing to support Music Therapy Charity, the policy of the Trustees being that the charitable purposes should be primarily (though not exclusively) for Oxfordshire and be of the smaller variety, for which local funding is a crucial element.