There is the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library at Westminster College. The Memorial is located on the college campus in Fulton, the site of Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946. The Memorial was founded in 1969 to honor the life and legacy of one of Winston Churchill. It is housed within the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church from the middle of London.
Admissions to the museum and church are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for senior citizens & AAA members; and $1.00 for Students. There is no admission charge for students at Westminster College, William Woods University, their families and alumni.
The Memorial is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The Memorial is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.
Westminster College was founded in 1849, and has been affiliated with the Presbyterian Church since its creation. It's not a large institution: only about 1100 students. But it is a well-endowed one, and the campus has a number of significant and interesting structures. Of course, the Christopher Wren church, St. Mary the Virgin Aldenmanbury, is the most notable, but there are other items of interest at Westminister, including a well-preserved section of the Berlin Wall, and a colonnade from one of the original campus structures of the mid-19th century.
Court Street in downtown fulton, one block northeast of the square offers a nice experience.
There are neat shops and good restaurants. I recommend Bek's, but China Palace and Mom's are good too. Even an old fashioned soda fountain. There is a candy story and antiques and music piped into the streets. Brick roads and a used bookstore with a cat. A nice place to walk, see downtown Fulton. Plans are in the works to turn the old movie theatre into a community theatre, and the library is only a couple blocks north.
This 12th century church, redesigned by Christopher Wren in 1677 after the Great Fire of London, sits on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton. During World War II, the church had again burned, this time by an incendiary bomb, and was in ruins. To commemorate Winston Churchill's landmark speech on the campus of this college, it was decided to reconstruct this church at its current site in 1966.
Franta Belsky's statue of Sir Winston Churchill graces the campus of the college. Midwesterners have a special place in their hearts for this heroic Briton. I'm certain that his straightforward, no-nonsense approach to tackling problems, and his stubborn nature are reasons why. He would have fit in well with the regional populace.
Parking my SUV next to this old building on a side street, I was preparing to walk up the main street when I saw this plaque at the bottom of some steps leading to a basement. I had to look. The sign said...
Located underneath the Churchill Memorial is a fine little museum containing a surprising amount of Churchill memorabilia, an art gallery, and a gift shop.
A man of many talents, Winston Churchill loved to paint when he add the time to do so. This 1936 artwork hangs in the Churchill museum.