Delve deeper into Churchill’s “Darkest Hour” at National Churchill Museum

The movie Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, is playing in major theaters. In October 2017, Fulton’s National Churchill Museum hosted the movie’s mid-Missouri premier. Attendees watched the movie in the 17th-century Sir Christopher Wren Church, which houses the largest collection of Churchill collection in North America.

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury is the only structure in North America to have witnessed the bombing of London. Remains of the church were brought from London in the 1960’s to pay tribute to Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” speech, which he delivered at Westminster College in Fulton.

Formally titled “Sinews of Peace” Churchill used the speech to herald the Cold War. A sculpture created by Churchill’s granddaughter from 8 sections of the Berlin Wall stands near the church to symbolize the wall’s power and peril. It is the largest section of the wall outside of Berlin.

Present a “Darkest Hour” ticket stub from any movie house, and the National Churchill Museum will take $1.00 off your entry fee.  

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