Churchill Fellows Weekend

The Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College and the International Churchill Society invite you to Churchill Fellows Weekend

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri

The National Churchill Museum and the International Churchill Society are pleased to announce the schedule for Churchill Fellows Weekend on April 1. Guests who register for the Blenheim Package will receive complimentary round-trip VIP shuttle service from St. Louis to Fulton. Guests who prefer to stay in or near Fulton may register for the Iron Curtain Package. Both packages include a VIP luncheon, preferred seating for lectures, tours of National Churchill Museum, and the opportunity to meet with artist/Churchill granddaughter The Hon Edwina Sandys MBE, who created the sculpture BreakthroughTo register online, please CLICK HERE.

9:30 AM National Churchill Museum


9:45-11:00 AM Tours of National Churchill Museum, Breakthrough sculpture and Historic Gymnasium, where Winston Churchill delivered his 'Iron Curtain' speech on March 5, 1946.

Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture

Jon Meacham
11:45 AM Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury

Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Meacham’s latest book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and is available now in hardcover and paperback from Random House. He is currently at work on a biography of James and Dolley Madison.
His book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, was a New York Times bestseller. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2009, the book was cited as an “unlikely portrait of a not always admirable democrat, but a pivotal president, written with an agile prose that brings the Jackson saga to life.” His other New York Times bestsellers include Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, exploring the relationship between the two great leaders who piloted the free world to victory in World War II, and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and at The University of the South. He is contributing editor of Time and a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review. Meacham is also a regular guest on “Morning Joe,” “Charlie Rose,” and other broadcasts.
Meacham’s biography of President Bush was named one of the ten best books of the year by The Washington Post and one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Time, National Public Radio, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Destiny and Power was also honored for excellence in “Politics and Leadership” in 2015 by the Plutarch Committee of BIO, the Biographers International Organization.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power received the 2013 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award from the Fraunces Tavern Museum and the Sons of the American Revolution in the State of New York, a prize that “recognizes books of exceptional merit written on the Revolutionary War era.” Franklin and Winston was honored with the Colby Award of the William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium at Norwich University. Meacham was also honored with the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award; other winners include John Lewis, Robert K. Massie, Margaret Atwood, John McPhee, Billy Collins, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Irving, Ann Patchett, John Updike, David McCullough, and David Halberstam.
As an executive editor at Random House, he published the letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and books by, among others, Al Gore, John Danforth, Clara Bingham, Mary Soames, and Charles Peters. After serving as Managing Editor of Newsweek for eight years, Meacham was the Editor of the magazine from 2006 to 2010. He is a former editor of The Washington Monthly and began his career at The Chattanooga Times.
Born in Chattanooga in 1969, Meacham was educated at St. Nicholas School, The McCallie School, and graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a degree summa cum laude in English Literature; he was salutatorian and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
A trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the Andrew Jackson Foundation, The McCallie School, and The Harpeth Hall School, Meacham chairs the National Advisory Council of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University. He has served on the vestries of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue and of Trinity Church Wall Street as well as the Board of Regents of The University of the South. The Anti-Defamation League awarded Meacham its Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Prize, and in 2013 the Historical Society of Pennsylvania presented him with its Founder’s Award. Meacham also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University in 2005 and holds several other honorary doctorates.He lives in Nashville and in Sewanee with his wife and children.
Churchill Fellows Luncheon
1:00PM Backer Dining Room in Mueller Leadership Hall (for registered guests)

Join us for a celebratory luncheon and an "Ask the Churchill Experts" panel discussion with past and current Churchill Fellows including: Richard Mahoney, former Chairman and CEO of Monsanto Company; R. Crosby Kemper III, Director of Kansas City Public Library; and Lord Alan Watson of Richmond. 

A Conversation with Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA, Retired
2:30PM Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus is a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He is also a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Co-Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War, the Atlantic Council, the McCain Institute, and ten veterans service organizations.  He is also engaged in personal venture capital investing. During his 37-year career in the United States Army, General Petraeus was widely recognized for his command of the organization that produced the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency manual and overhauled all aspects of preparing U.S. Army leaders and units for deployment to combat; for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq, during which violence in Iraq was dramatically reduced; and for his command of coalition forces in Afghanistan as they reversed the momentum of the Taliban and enabled the commencement of the transition of tasks to Afghan forces. He culminated his military career with six successive general officer commands, five of which were in combat.  After General Petraeus’ retirement from the military, he served as Director of the CIA, leading the Agency during a period that saw significant achievements in the fight against Al Qaeda and its affiliates and guiding the development of a strategic plan to guide the Agency. A graduate with distinction from the United States Military Academy, he also earned a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program of international relations and economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and later completed a fellowship at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. General Petraeus has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO, and UN medals and awards, and he has also been decorated by 13 foreign countries.

4:00PM National Churchill Museum

VIP Dinner
6:30PM The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, St. Louis Missouri (for registered guests)

For hotel accommodation information please click here. For questions, email us or call 573-592-5602.


Free...Museum members, Westminster College Students and Callaway County Schools
$7.50...Seniors (65+), AARP & AAA members, Active military
$6.50...Youth (12-18) & College Students
$5.50...Children (6-11)

Museum Hours

Open Daily: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day