Fellow Garry Kasparov Speaks Out Against Putin in 36th Enid and R. Crosby  Kemper Lecture

Hello Tim,

On October 7, as part of the 39th International Churchill Conference, the Association of Churchill Fellows welcomed over 250 guests to America's National Churchill Museum at Westminster College. The Museum also welcomed a new Class of Churchill Fellows, including Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion, author, and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin.

Garry Kasparov delivered the 36th Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture, "A New Sinews of Peace." His stirring and timely address before a capacity audience echoed Churchill, whose 1946 "The Sinews of Peace" address at Westminster College warned the world of the threat of Soviet expansion in Europe.

You may read Fellow Kasparov's speech and watch the archived livestream of the Kemper Lecture READ HERE.

Kasparov's 2015 book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped, is available at the Museum's online store.

Upcoming Events

Oct 31: Last day to submit videos for International Churchill Society's Inspire Like Churchill Competition

Nov 11: Veteran's Day. Free admission for veterans and active military; Veteran Honor Trees on view

Nov 30: Winston Churchill's Birthday and last day to view Sinews of Peace: Power of Prose exhibition

Dec 2: SAVE THE DATE"Highroads to the Holidays," a special celebration at the Museum

Dec 4: SAVE THE DATE! 39th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

Exhibition News

New Exhibition Explores Mary Soames, Winston Churchill, and the America's National Churchill Museum

Daughterly Knowledge: Mary Soames, Winston Churchill, and America's National Churchill Museum brings together letters, photographs, and other objects from the Museum’s collection that explore the affectionate relationship between Winston Churchill and his youngest daughter along with her decades-long association with Westminster College and America’s National Churchill Museum.

Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL (British, 1922-2014) was a longtime member of the Board of Governors of the Association of the Churchill Fellows of Westminster College and Patron of the International Churchill Society. She spoke and wrote frequently about her famous father’s legacy and life.

The exhibition is on view in the Museum's Clementine Spencer-Churchill Reading Room and will be on view through December 31, 2022.

Last Chance to See Annotated "Iron Curtain" Speech Draft

Sinews of Peace: Power of Prose, a special exhibition organized in 2021 for the 75th anniversary of Churchill's famous speech at Westminster College, will close on November 30, Winston Churchill's birthday. The document will continue to be available to researchers for study.

The exhibition focuses on Winston Churchill’s mastery of language and how his words changed the course of history.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is 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 are displayed allowing viewers to experience first-hand Churchill’s final edits to his most famous post-war speech. 

Can't come? Don't miss the online portion of the exhibit.

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Veterans Honor Trees Display Opens November 11

Each year in early November, the Mid-Missouri Friends of America’s National Churchill Museum display holiday trees at the Museum’s main entrance.

But these are not traditional Christmas decorations. 

The white trees are clad with red ribbon, blue trim, and photographs of men and women who are currently serving in, or veterans of the armed forces.

Since 2009, the Museum has received nearly 150 photographs. Many are submitted with remembrances and stories of service and valor.

Museum members, friends, Fellows and all others are invited to contribute photographs of those who served in the military. Photographs will be added to the Honor Trees. Submit a photo through the link below.

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STAFF PICK Mary Churchill's War: The Wartime Diaries of Churchill's Youngest Daughter

A unique and evocative portrait of World War II—and a charming coming-of-age story—from the private diaries of Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary.

Mary's wartime diaries are full of color, rich in historical insight, and a charming and intimate portrait of life alongside Winston Churchill during a key moment of the twentieth century. Edited by Churchill Fellow Emma Soams with foreward by Churchill Fellow Erik Larson.

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