Thursday, August 27, 2009

Winston Churchill Memorial & Library at Westminster College in Fulton

I thought it was well worth the hour drive to Fulton, MO to check out the Winston Churchill museum and memorial at Westminster College. Going through the entire thing took me a couple of hours; the museum is huge and full of interesting information about the life and leadership of Sir Winston Churchill. Here you can learn about English architecture, war, international relations, Churchill's political life and home life. I especially liked one of the last exhibits, "The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill," that let you read and hear some of Churchill's famous quotes and eloquent words of wisdom. There is also an exhibit about Churchill's Iron Curtain speech that he gave at Fulton with President Truman in 1969. Also on site are the reconstructed 12th century Church of St. Mary the Virgin that was relocated to Fulton, a length of the Berlin Wall, and a memorial statue of Churchill. This is, in my opinion, one of the best museums in Missouri and a must-see if you have the time to take it in.


WEBSITE:
http://www.churchillmemorial.org

LOCATION:
501 Westminster Ave
Fulton, MO

DIRECTIONS:
From Hermann, go north out of town on Hwy 19 about 16 miles and merge onto I-70 West. Continue west on I-70 about 26 miles then take Exit 148 US-54 toward Fulton. Turn left on US-54. Take a slight left at N Bluff St./US-54. Turn right at St. Louis Ave., then a slight left on Market Street. Turn right on E 4th St., then turn right on Westminster Ave.

PARKING:
Street parking on Westminster Avenue, Market Street

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Daily 10:00am-4:30pm


ADMISSION:
Adults: $6.00
Seniors AAA, AARP: $5.00
Youth (12-18): $4.00
College Students (ANY college): $4.00
Child (6-11): $3.00
Child (5 and under): free


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts
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