Colonial Williamsburg – ©Harvey Barrison
Location: Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that the Thirty-fifth International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on November 9-11, 2018. Hotel reservations are now open.
The conference will begin on Friday, November 9th and continue through the morning of Sunday the 11th at the Williamsburg Lodge. The final day will mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement that brought to an end the First World War.
During the conference, historian Andrew Roberts will speak about his major new Churchill biography Walking with Destiny, which will be published in the autumn of 2018.
Visit their website for information on what to see and do in Colonial Williamsburg.
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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
The Churchill Memorial Concert is a biannual event and the next Concert to be held will be in 2018. 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.
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Location: The National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri
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.
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