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Free Admission at National Churchill Museum
August 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In honor of National Museum week, America’s National Churchill Museum will offer free admission to visitors on Saturday, September 21. The museum commemorates the “Iron Curtain Speech” Winston Churchill delivered in Fulton in 1946.
The National Churchill Museum is housed in a 17th-century Sir Christopher Wren church that was relocated from London. The Church of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury, was rededicated in 1969 during the peak of the Cold War, which many claim began with Churchill’s speech.
The sculpture Breakthrough was created by Winston Churchill’s daughter Edwina Sandys from the largest intact section of the Berlin Wall to be found outside of Germany. Fall is a great time to visit the museum as it prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall Berlin Wall in November.
Museum hours are 10am – 4pm. The sculpture can be viewed anytime. Free museum tickets need to be downloaded from Smithsonian Magazine.