Churchill Women Exhibit on Display 

3/5/2010 
Churchill Memorial 

Churchill Women, a fascinating new exhibit that looks at the lives of the important women in the life of Sir Winston Churchill, will be on display Monday, March 8, through Friday, March 19, at the National Churchill Museum, located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO.

“We invite visitors to discover the lives of the important women in Churchill’s life through photographs and artwork,” says Dr. Rob Havers, Executive Director of the Museum.  “This exhibit was created by our staff here at the National Churchill Museum as part of our commemoration of Women’s History Month.”

Women profiled in the exhibit include Jenny Jerome, Churchill’s mother; Clementine Hozier, his wife; his four daughters, Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary; and two of his granddaughters, Celia and Edwina.

Those viewing the exhibit will learn about their personal achievements and honors and what role they played in helping Churchill succeed as a politician, writer, artist and father.

Entrance to the exhibit is included as a part of the regular Museum admission.

Those interested in more information on the exhibit can contact Mandy Plybon, Education and Public Programs Coordinator, by calling 573-592-6242 or by emailing Mandy.Plybon@churchillmemorial.org.

The National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO, is the only North American institution fully devoted to immortalizing the life and work of Churchill.  The heart of the Museum is the magnificent Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 17th century Christopher Wren church left in ruins from German bombings during World War II.  This beautiful house of worship was brought stone by stone from England to Westminster and restored on campus in 1969.

Beneath the Church is a state-of-the-art Museum that uses interactive technology to breathe life into Churchill’s story through sight, sound and touch.  In 2006, MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews helped open this new $4 million exhibition and said its ability to bring history to life in a dynamic, stimulating fashion was incredible and that it rivaled that of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Adjacent to the National Churchill Museum stands a sculpture created by Edwina Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter, entitled “Breakthrough,” which was constructed from eight sections of the Berlin Wall to commemorate the demise of the “Iron Curtain” that Sir Winston had predicted.  This is the longest contiguous section of the Berlin Wall found in the United States.

Visitors may also enjoy the Historic Gymnasium found on another part of the Westminster campus frozen in time much as it was when Churchill delivered his world famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946.

The National Churchill Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Regular admission prices are Adults-$6, Seniors-$5, College Students and Youth-$4, Children (6-11)-$3 and Children (5 and under)-free.