March 16, 2016

Churchill Fellows Weekend 2016

This year’s Churchill Fellows weekend is running on April 9 and 10 and features Professor Klaus Larres, author of “Churchill’s Cold War” and many other essays and articles about Churchill and recent European politics, as the 2016 Kemper Lecturer.
The weekend will also feature the exhibit “The Prime Minister, the President, and the General,” commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Iron Curtain Speech and the role of Major General Harry H. Vaughan in inviting Churchill to Westminster College, and a Q and A about Churchill, the Cold War, and the legacy of the Iron Curtain Speech, amongst much else.
Please see our website here to find out more or to register for a place at the 2016 Churchill Fellows.  
Professor Larres is Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor of History & International Affairs, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Find out more about Klaus Larres here.  
The Crosby Kemper Lectureship was established in 1979 by a grant from the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri and provides for lectures by authorities on British History or on Sir Winston Churchill.
For additional information contact Meda Young at or (573) 592-5602.

Previous Kemper Lecturers: Most of the lectures through 2000 are available in booklet form in the museum shop.

January 24, 2016

One-Man Show and Churchill Symposium, Feb. 12-13, St. Louis

Churchillians will not want to miss the world premiere of an original one-man show about Churchill the artist and a one-day symposium featuring six top experts on Churchill!

The National Churchill Museum invites you to the closing weekend of The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill exhibition on February 12-14, 2016. On Friday, February 12, we will feature the world premiere of the one-man show “Painting As a Pastime: Banishing the Black Dog,” written and performed by Randy Otto as Sir Winston Churchill. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and the show from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Kemper Art Museum atrium.

Purchase tickets here. More about Randy Otto here.

On the following day, Saturday, February 13, learn more about Winston Churchill from six celebrated authors of recent books about Churchill during a symposium on “The Multifaceted Life and Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.” Authors include Larry Arnn (Churchill’s Trial), Warren Dockter (Winston Churchill and the Islamic World); James W. Muller (editor of Churchill’s The River War); Michael Neiberg (Potsdam); Simon Read (Winston Churchill Reporting); and Jonathan Sandys (God and Churchill).

Register for the symposium and purchase the author’s books here.

Symposium begins at 9:30 am in the Steinberg Auditorium across the plaza from the Kemper Art Museum on the campus of Washington University. Conclusion at 4:30 pm.

For general information about the exhibition, which will give directions and parking information for the show and symposium, visit

If you would like to purchase tickets for the show or register for the symposium in a manner other than online, please call Meda Young at the National Churchill Museum, (573) 592-5602.

The performance by Randy Otto is underwritten by a grant from the Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation as part of the paintings exhibition educational program. The symposium is a program of the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Professorship of Churchill Studies at the National Churchill Museum, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri.

January 8, 2016

‘Winston Churchill: A Passion For Painting’ released today

We are pleased to announce that ‘Winston Churchill: A Passion For Painting’ is released today.


Written by artist Edwina Sandys, Winston Churchill’s Granddaughter, and featuring a foreword by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Churchill biographer ‘A Passion for Painting’ explores Churchill’s most beloved pastime and shows us another side to the twentieth century’s most renowned statesman.

You can find out more about ‘Winston Churchill: A Passion For Painting’ here.

To order a copy of the book please see this link or or contact us.  The book is also available to purchase in the National Churchill Museum store from Monday 11 January.

December 15, 2015

A Passion For Painting

Winston Churchill is known today—five decades after his death—as the resolute statesman who led the British during World War II and inspired a nation during its “finest hour.”

He was a passionate writer and orator. He wrote over five thousand speeches and published more than forty books and countless articles ranging from African travel journals to essays about oil painting. In 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for “his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.”

There is another picture to be painted of Winston Churchill: the portrait of him as an artist. A Passion for Painting explores Churchill’s most beloved pastime.

The National Churchill Museum is pleased to announce the release of ‘Winston Churchill: A Passion For Painting’.  This brand-new book, a must have for Churchill fans, is written by Edwina Sandys, Winston Churchill’s Granddaughter, with a foreword by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Churchill biographer.  Would you like to know more about the man behind the myth and what inspired him in his more reflective moments?  Then this is the book for you.

To order a copy, please print off and return the Order Form or contact us.

November 5, 2015

Honoring All Who Served

This November join the National Churchill Museum in honoring our Veterans
and remembering the service they have given our country

Every November around Veterans Day the National Churchill Museum asks you to help us remember the service given by members of our armed forces by sending in photographs of Veterans to display on our Honor Tree.

Placed at the entrance to the National Churchill Museum, the Honor Tree is a moving tribute to the men and women whose service and sacrifice we remember on November 11.


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To help us construct this tribute we ask that you send in a photograph of a Veteran – a friend, family member or loved one who has served our country.  Please include whatever information you wish – the Veterans name, rank, branch or years of service or a little about them.



We apologize that we cannot return the photographs.  To contribute towards this year’s Honor Tree, please leave your photograph at the Museum reception or mail it to:
Meda Young
National Churchill Museum
Westminster College
501 Westminster Avenue



For further information on the Honor Tree please contact us at or call 573-592-5369

We are also pleased to announce that the National Churchill Museum will be open free on Veterans Day (Wednesday November 11)
Join us as we commemorate those who have served on this special day