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Moon Goddess by Sarah Churchill, lithograph c. 1970

"The picture was done from memory," Sarah explained in an interview quoted in the New York Times. "She's not an easy character to paint. But I just knew she was a moon goddess. ... She was the moon goddess because my father, for me, was like the sun. Therefore, there must always be more light around him."

Sarah described her mother in the portrait as timeless, pensive, and dreaming.

This lithograph often hangs in the Museum's Clementine Spencer-Churchill Reading Room.

Upcoming Events

Through March 31: "Ulysses Grant's Missouri: A Tribute for the Bicentennial of His Birth" traveling exhibit on view at Westminster College's Reeves Library

April 2: Last day to see "Operation Hope Not" The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill exhibit

April 5: Four Freedoms and Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan exhibits by Museum Studies students opening

April 11, 7 pm: Wren 300 Architects of Peace talk by Tim Parshall, President of Congregation Beth Shalom in Columbia

April 12, 6 pm: Brauer Lecture by Monty Moran, former CEO of Chipotle


Wren 300 Architects of Peace series continues

In April, we welcome Tim Parshall, President of Congregation Beth Shalom in Columbia, MO.

The Architects of Peace series explores diverse perspectives on peace by regional leaders.

Co-hosted by Westminster College's Center for Faith and Service and part of the Wren 300 global commemoration of the life of Sir Christopher Wren.

Event Details

St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

Tues., April 11

7 pm


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Brauer Lecture by Monty Moran, former CEO of Chipotle

As the former co-CEO of Chipotle, Monty Moran led the expansion of the brand from 400 to more than 2,500 locations and brought in more than $23 billion in revenue. His people-first leadership is grounded in the belief that ordinary people, under the right circumstances, can make extraordinary contributions.

The Brauer Lecture Series at Westminster College brings to campus world-renowned speakers who will address the contributions of free enterprise to economic growth, public policy, and world affairs. 

Event Details

St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

Wed., April 12

6 pm


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New Exhibit – The Four Freedoms: Real and Imagined

Opens April 5

In the January 1941 State of the Union Address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt identified the "Four Freedoms," essential human rights that should be universally protected. American artist Norman Rockwell later illustrated these rights as aspects of daily American life. Rockwell's paintings were mass-produced on magazine covers and propaganda posters to promote the war effort.

The Museum has partnered with the Spring 2023 Introduction to Museum Studies class. This exhibit explores and contextualizes the Four Freedoms by comparing the ideals depicted by Rockwell with the people's experiences in the United States during WWII. 

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New Exhibit – All Conquering, Undefeatable: Major General Harry Hawkins Vaughan 

Opens April 5

Missourian, Westminster College Alum, and Military Aide to President Truman, Major General Harry Vaughan was instrumental in inviting Winston Churchill to deliver the lecture that would become known as the Iron Curtain Speech.

The Museum Studies Collections and Archives class has worked with ANCM to curate this exhibit on the vast life and career of Vaughan. Drawing from the Museum's collection of objects and archives donated by Vaughan and his family, the exhibit highlights the power of his position, his noteworthy cohort, and his highly acclaimed military career. 

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Women's History Month continues: discover books and art by and about notable Churchill women at the Museum Store

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