Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University welcomes General David Petraeus for a discussion on strategic leadership and current global challenges, and a reflection on Winston Churchill as a leader in war and peace.
General Petraeus, a renowned counterinsurgency expert, served for nearly four decades in the U.S. Army. His commands included coalition forces in Iraq, U.S. Central Command, and coalition forces in Afghanistan. He was widely credited for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq that sharply reduced sectarian violence. Upon his retirement from the military, he took up the post of CIA Director.Follow this link to reserve your place.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6 P.M. Cocktails, 7 P.M. Dinner
Location: The Drake Oak Brook, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60532
Churchill Society Chicagoland invites you to attend the142nd Birthday Celebration of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill hosted by Joe & Terrie Troiani.
The Art of Sir Winston Churchill: An illustrated Presentation
Our Honoured Speaker is Timothy Riley the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator of the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
Dress is Black Tie (small medals) or Optional Dark SuitThe Drake Oak Brook
2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 571-0000www.thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Cocktail Reception at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm
Location: Union Club, Eight Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts
New England Churchillians & Union Club of Boston Cordially Invite You to Celebrate
Annual Birthday Address: Marlborough: Courtier, Soldier and Diplomat
by John B. Hattendorf
John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, has long been considered one of Britain's greatest generals as well as a key English political figure in the first decade of the Eighteenth Century. But his scope was much greater, as his coalition-building European diplomacy and use of combined military and naval power demonstrate. Professor Hattendorf will illuminate how Marlborough’s skill, political antennae and perseverance combined to unite disparate forces into an alliance that forestalled the rise of a European superpower that would have dominated the continent and hindered Britain’s expansion in the Eighteenth Century. His distinguished descendant would take these lessons to heart, to the advantage of the world.
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.
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.