Dear Friend,

Join us tomorrow, March 5, for a series of virtual events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill's "Sinews of Peace" speech at Westminster College. Commonly known as the "Iron Curtain" speech, the address rocked a war-weary world and ushered in the Cold War.

George F. Will, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist, will deliver the 34th Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture, leading a distinguished lineup of historians, authors, and other notables. The ceremonies will also include expert panel discussions, video salutes, the debut of an intriguing documentary, and the virtual exhibit, Sinews of Peace: The Power of Prose.

The program will be streamed live online and offered free to the public, but registration is required.
If you have already registered, please use the link you received by email to view the live program and consider inviting friends and colleagues to join you.
*All times are CST. View the program on our website at to access links to your local time for each segment.
10 a.m. — The Churchill-Truman Legacy
The two-day program will begin with a live discussion between two grandchildren of Churchill and Truman, artist Edwina Sandys and author and actor Clifton Truman Daniel. Their discussion will be moderated by Museum director Timothy Riley with special guest, Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.
11 a.m. — Winston Churchill Leadership Medal Award Presentation
Healthcare executive, veteran, humanitarian, philanthropist, and Churchill Fellow Dr. Monroe E. Trout, of Appleton, WI, will be awarded the Winston Churchill Medal for Leadership, the highest honor awarded by America’s National Churchill Museum.
12 p.m. — 34th Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture — "Churchillian Realism"
The author of 13 books and a contributor to MSNBC, George F. Will will deliver the prestigious Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture.

Will’s lecture and other activities will concentrate on Churchill and his prescient speech as well as why he came to Fulton 75 years ago.
1 p.m. — Reflections on "Sinews of Peace"
A range of informative videos and commentary featuring guests Her Majesty’s British Ambassador to the United States Dame Karen Pierce, the U.S. State Department, Gen. (Ret.) David Petraeus, William Roedy, Randolph Churchill, The Hon Edwina Sandys MBE, Allen Packwood OBE, Catherine Katz, Justin Reash, Lee Pollock, Cita Stelzer, David Freeman, Katherine Carter, Craig Horn, Dr. Tobias Gibson, Philip Boeckman, Richard Mahoney, Baxter Watson, Earl Harbison, Jr., Mark Sutherland, Bob Geldof, and others.
2 p.m. — Conversations with Crosby: Churchill Today 
A panel discussion about the enduring nature of the "Sinews of Peace," Churchill’s legacy, and the role of the Museum today with historian Andrew Roberts, Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator Timothy Riley, and R. Crosby Kemper III, Director of Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency. Hosted by the Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS).
3 p.m. — World Premiere of Documentary Franta & Winston
World premiere of a new documentary by Steve Stinson about Czech-British sculptor Franta Belsky and his iconic statue of Winston Churchill commissioned by the Museum and unveiled in 1971 on the 25th Anniversary of the "Sinews of Peace."
3:45 p.m. — Sinews of Peace: The Power of Prose
A virtual exhibition examining the near-final draft of the "Iron Curtain" speech in the collection of America's National Churchill Museum. Typewritten with final hand-written additions dictated by Churchill to his secretary Jo Sturdee, the draft reveals Churchill's last-minute changes, rhetorical flourishes, and edits to the famous speech. The exhibit was created by America’s National Churchill Museum and students at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.
Saturday, March 6

8 a.m. — C-SPAN Washington Journal Live from Museum

C-SPAN's Washington Journal will devote a live hour-long program about the "Sinews of Peace" from America's National Churchill Museum. To watch Washington Journal, please check your cable provider for C-SPAN3 (replay also airing at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.); it will not be livestreamed by the Museum. Also, don't miss C-SPAN's expanded coverage from March 5-7 featuring 31 programs about the Museum, Winston Churchill, and Westminster College including past John Findley Green Foundation Lectures by Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev and others.
10 a.m. — Virtual Churchill Fellows Induction Ceremony
from St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury
An initiation of 8 new members to the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College, an honorary society dedicated to the development of the Museum: Colin Brown, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Michael T. Franken, Keith S. Harbison, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Richard C. Harding, Erik Larson, The Hon. Michael Y. Scudder, Cita StelzerGeorge F. Will. The commemoration activities will conclude with In Memoriam: A Tribute to Churchillians Lost.
The "Sinews of Peace" 75th Anniversary virtual commemoration is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of Mr. William Reller, Dr. Monroe E. and Sandra Trout, Hal Oakley, Signe Oakley, and the Edwin Malloy Jr. Endowment for America's National Churchill Museum. Additional support provided by Barbara and Richard J. Mahoney, Philip and Erin Boeckman, Isabelle and Jean-Paul Montupet, Keith Harbison, Robert and Regina Muehlhauser, Brock Ayers and Laura Dierberg Ayers, John Pope, Susan and William Piper, The International Churchill Society, and others.