The newly installed exhibition, Winston Churchill: A Passion for Painting, showcases seven original oil paintings by Winston Churchill, including the historically significant canvas, Firth of Forth, a recent gift to the Museum. The work was created circa 1925 in east Scotland, where the River Forth meets the North Sea near Edinburgh.

The exhibition also includes two newly installed Churchill paintings placed on extended loan: Leaning Palm, Jamaica, which was painted in 1953 when Churchill visited the Caribbean island with his wife, Clementine, and the couple's youngest daughter, Mary, during his second term as Prime Minister.

The other newly added painting ― which since the 1960s has been titled "Distant View of Venice" and believed to be a view of the famous Italian city ― will be shown under a new title: A View of Miami at Sunset. New research by artist and Churchill painting expert Paul Rafferty reveals that Churchill painted this remarkable canvas in Miami Beach, where he spent most of January and February, 1946, before traveling to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, to deliver his "Iron Curtain" speech on March 5. READ MORE


Aug 31 Members and Media Preview Winston Churchill: A Passion for Painting

Sept 1 Winston Churchill: A Passion for Painting newly installed paintings in Anson Cutts Gallery

Save the Date – March 22-24, 2024 Churchill Fellows Weekend (Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri)

Save the Date – June 12, 2024: Churchill Leadership Medal Award Event Honoring William "Bill" Roedy (London, England)

Winston Churchill Leadership Medal Award Honoring William "Bill" Roedy Scheduled for June 12, 2024, at London's Historic Guildhall

The Museum will honor Churchill Fellow William "Bill" Roedy with its highest honor at a gala event at London's Guildhall on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The event, originally scheduled to take place in September, 2023, has been rescheduled to accommodate the honoree and his family as they pursue leadership and service opportunities this autumn in their Miami Beach community. The Museum and Westminster College remain grateful for Bill Roedy's support of America's National Churchill Museum, its mission, and its purpose. Join us in London for what promises to be an unforgettable evening honoring the legacy of Winston Churchill and the extraordinary leadership of Bill Roedy. READ MORE

Westminster College President

Donald P. Lofe, Jr. Leadership Assured

Citing a number of positive and significant changes taking place relatively quickly at Westminster College under the current president’s leadership, Board Chairperson James C. Morton, Jr., announced Lofe’s contract has been extended through June 30, 2027. This extension also has an option for Lofe to continue in his roles potentially through June 30, 2028. 


Morton, who also serves as an ex-officio member of The Board of Governors of the Association of Churchill Fellows, emphasized the decision was unanimously approved by Westminster’s Board of Trustees. 

“Collectively, the Board feels Westminster is witnessing steady fiscal and operational success under President Lofe’s leadership,” Morton explained. “The inroads being made at the College are taking place on a number of levels, particularly with regard to enrollment and retention initiatives, new programs, alumni relations, institutional advancement, and various aspects of America’s National Churchill Museum.”

For his deep and lasting commitment to America's National Churchill Museum, President Lofe was inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows in October, 2022.  READ MORE

Winston Churchill Passion for Painting by Edwina Sandys Foreword by Boris Johnson

Hardcover A Passion for Painting for Painting explores Winston Churchill's most beloved pastime, painting. Written by Churchill's granddaughter, Edwina Sandys, who is herself an accomplished artist, this book is a must-have for anyone who wishes to learn more about the highly creative mind of one of the 20th century's greatest men.

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