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Fulton in Callaway County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The National Winston Churchill Museum

 
 
The National Winston Churchill Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2012
1. The National Winston Churchill Museum Marker
Inscription. 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."

Map
The East-West division of Europe created by the Iron Curtain.
 
Location. 38° 50.999′ N, 91° 57.265′ W. Marker is in Fulton, Missouri, in Callaway County. Marker is on Westminster Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library ( here, next

Winston Churchill with downward thrusting arm. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2012
2. Winston Churchill with downward thrusting arm.
to this marker); The Berlin Wall ( within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson Historic District ( within shouting distance of this marker); President Robert L. D. Davidson ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Chrisman Swope Memorial Chapel ( about 700 feet away); Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech ( approx. 0.2 miles away); War Comes to Westminster College ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Westminster Hall Threshold ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fulton.
 
Also see . . .  National Churchill Museum website. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
Museum is located in the Church of St. Mary Aldermanbury on the campus of Westminster College. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2012
3. Museum is located in the Church of St. Mary Aldermanbury on the campus of Westminster College.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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