New Assistant Director of National Churchill Museum at Westminster College Named
National Churchill Museum
Jessica L. Dulle from Jefferson City, MO has assumed duties as the new Assistant Director of the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College.
“We are pleased to welcome Jessica in her new role as Assistant Director,” says Dr. Rob Havers, Executive Director of the Museum. “She will maintain the continuity of the Museum operations, ensuring it functions efficiently and effectively on a daily basis and assume the necessary duties in my absence.”
Dulle will be involved in the critical areas of the Museum such as operations, maintenance, budget and endowment management and marketing.
“I’m thrilled to join the ranks of the National Churchill Museum under the direction of Dr. Rob Havers,” says Dulle. “It’s an honor to get the opportunity to work with a highly skilled group of staff, board members and volunteers to continue the legacy of leadership of Sir Winston Churchill.
Previously, Dulle held the position of Executive Director of the Capital City Council on the Arts in Jefferson City where she oversaw the educational outreach, exhibitions, volunteers and competitions of the organization.
Other positions have included the Interim Development Director of the Abilene Philharmonic Association, the Executive Director/Financial Director for the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Programs and Public Relations Executive Director for the Missouri National Education Association and a Call Center Representative for Steppenwolf Theatre.
She holds an MBA from Stephens College in general management and a B.A. in theatre from University of Central Missouri
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 ruin 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 combines interactive technology to tell Churchill’s story through sight, sound and touch. In 2006, Chris Matthews, MSNBC commentator, was present at the opening of 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 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. Visitors may also enjoy the historic gymnasium where Churchill delivered his world famous “Iron Curtain Speech” in 1946 on another part of campus.