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Churchill Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Fulton, MO

Tim Riley: Churchill Museum

The Randy Tobler Show
May 01, 2019 - 7:30 am

Tim Riley, Director and Chief Curator of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, MO, joined Randy Tobler to preview this weekend's events.

"It's going to be a terrific celebration," says Riley, "a commemoration of an extraordinary story."

Churchill was invited to Westminster College to speak in a letter, which included a handwritten note from President Harry Truman, promising to introduce Churchill.  The former Prime Minister accepted, and gave the historic "Iron Curtain" speech on March 5, 1946:

This weekend, Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2019, 50th Anniversary Celebration of America’s National Churchill Museum, Fulton, MO

Family members of former British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and President Harry Truman, a host of Barons, Ladies, and Lords, artists, authors, and many others will arrive in Fulton, MO Friday afternoon, May 3, to kick off the 50th anniversary weekend celebration of America’s National Churchill Museum and the re-hallowing of a church that wouldn’t die: the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury. 

Family members include Clementine and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's granddaughters, artist/sculptor The Hon. Edwina Sandys, M.B.E. and writer/editor The Hon. Emma Soames; great-grandsons Jack Churchill and Duncan Sandys; and, Truman’s grandson Clifton Truman Daniel. Churchill’s great-grandson, Randolph Churchill, of Kent, England, is co-chairing the organizing committee with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.

Listen to Tim Riley's interview:

 

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