Please join us at the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Mike Wallace for a discussion of the second volume of his epic history of New York City, Greater Gotham: A History of New York 1898 to 1919. The first volume, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, co-written with Edwin G. Burrows, was published to great acclaim in 2000 and won the Pulitzer Prize. Tyler Anbinder, a professor of history at GW and author of Five Points and City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York will lead the discussion.
Mike Wallace is a Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was educated at Columbia University.
A discussion with Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Please join us at the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, for a discussion on Irish politics, history, and diplomacy in the wake of Brexit.
Ambassador Mulhall took up his current post in September 2017 and was previously Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2012 until his current appointment. Prior to that, he served as Ambassador to Germany. He is an avid promoter of Irish culture and tweets poetry on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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. Read More >
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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