This afternoon the lovely Robin and I visited the National Churchill Museum, a wonderful surprise on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Its location commemorates the delivery of Churchill's momentous "Iron Curtain" so speech, given at Westminster in 1946. The museum grounds include a section of the Berlin Wall, from 1963-1989 a symbol of the Iron Curtain. Two human-shaped cutouts in the wall are displayed at the FDR museum in Hyde Park, NY. Part of the museum is the gorgeous reconstructed Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, which was destroyed in the London Blitz. The 17th century structure, designed by Christopher Wren, was painstakingly moved and lovingly reassembled (with a few improvements such as steel beams to strengthen it against tornadoes) in 1978 on the Westminster Campus.
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“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”