Missouri’s 12th Annual Missouri Watercolor National

New Vintage, Water Color Catherine Hearding Lake Elmo MN. Photo by Jeff Hobson

12th Annual Missouri Watercolor National ends May 18, 2012

In addition to being one of Missouri’s best small museums, The Churchill National Museum at Westminster College, is hosting the 12th Annual Missouri Watercolor National. This is the last Chance to See Touring Exhibits, now through May 18, 2012.

The 1213 exhibit is already on the calender. This amazing art is worth the trip.

March 25-May 19 2013 is the 13th Annual Watercolor Missouri National of the Missouri Watercolor Society

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Annie, Watercolor/Acrylic/Collage by Karen Knutson of Eden Prairie, MN. photo by Jeff Hobson

The College
The Museum is located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, Missouri. Churchill delivered the famous “Iron Curtain” speech on this campus.

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent…”

The Museum
The National Churchill Museum was founded in 1969 to honor the life and legacy of one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Sir Winston Churchill

The museum is housed in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church from the middle of London. Redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677, the church was relocated to Fulton.

Housed in the undercroft of this beautiful and historic Wren church is a The National Churchill Museum. Many marriages take place in the Christopher Wren church, a light-filled sanctuary where the poet John Milton was married and where Shakespeare may have worshipped.

Churchill
The museum tells the story of a hero who led the free world’s fight for freedom, from his privileged youth as the son of a British aristocrat to the darkest days of war.

This museum provides a chronicle of the life and times of one of the world’s most memorable political leaders and serves as a venue for special artistic and historical exhibits, as well as a variety of social and cultural events.

The National Churchill Museum is part of the fabric of everyday life on the campus of Westminster College.

Campus students attend church services here, research through the extensive resources of the Museum’s library for research, and serve as tour guides. Most of all, the Museum symbolizes the philosophy upon which the college was founded in 1851.

Other world leaders who have followed in Churchill’s footsteps and journeyed here to speak at the Museum include: Presidents Reagan, Ford, and Bush; British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Polish President Lech Walesa.

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev who, fittingly, gave a speech announcing the end of the Cold War and marking the fall of what Churchill had named, “The Iron Curtain.”

Museum Hours – Open Daily: 10am-4:30pm, Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day. Admissions – Prices free to $6 check here for complete list.

More Ways to enjoy the Westminster College: Upcoming Summer Events

  • Saturday, May 12, Children’s Book Club: One Boy’s War. 11am-12pm | $5.00 | RSVP required
  • June 12-15, 5th Annual Teacher Summer Institute, $200 | RSVP required
  • Friday, June 29, Our Lives, Our Stories Grand Opening,Vintage Car Show & BBQ

The Chamber of Commerce http://www.callawaychamber.com/ has more Fulton Information.

Details: Winston Churchill Winston Museum The Chamber of Commerce has more Fulton Information.

Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, Missouri 65251-1299 Phone573.592.5369

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