"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent..."
Churchill delivered one of the most famous and significant speeches of his career at Westminster College in 1946, effectively marking the beginning of the Cold War and linking him with Fulton and Westminster College forever.
In the 1960s, the College set out on the ambitious task of moving a Christopher Wren-designed Church from London, stone by stone, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Churchill’s visit. The Church, which had been badly damaged in the Blitz, was rebuilt to Wren’s original specifications. The National Churchill Museum is housed underneath this Church and aims to bring to life the story of Churchill and the world he knew, through innovative and imaginative use of technology.
The aim of the museum is to commemorate the life, times and career of Churchill, inspiring future leaders by his determination, resilience and wisdom. It does this by continually evolving the museum as a symbol of Churchill’s leadership and principles, building collections about Churchill and Christopher Wren, and developing resources to promote scholarly study.
Recently rebuilt, the new displays and the permanent exhibition was recognized as America’s permanent tribute to Churchill, and was formally designated as America’s National Churchill Museum. Watch a video of this resolution passing through the U.S. House of Representatives.