The National Winston Churchill Museum

The National Winston Churchill Museum (HM144M)

Location: Fulton, MO 65251 Callaway County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.999', W 91° 57.265'

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Commemorates Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech delivered at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri on March 5, 1946, in which he warned:

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an IRON CURTAIN has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe.

Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet Sphere, and all are subject to one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but th a very high and, in some cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow."

Sculptor Don Wiegand has captured the dramatic moment of the speech's warning to the world - the downward thrust of Churchill's arm as he declares: "An Iron Curtain has descended."

The East-West division of Europe created by the Iron Curtain.

HM NumberHM144M
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 590730 N 4300648
Decimal Degrees38.84998333, -91.95441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.999', W 91° 57.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 59.94" N, 91° 57' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Westminster Ave, Fulton MO 65251, US
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