A couple weekends ago I drove up to Fulton, Missouri to visit my best friend, Lilly! She’s going to school up in Fulton. I’m so proud of her! I got there and threw my car in park so I could jump out and hug Lil! It had only been about 10 days since I saw her last, but I had missed her so much!
All summer Lil and I took these really long walks and so we thought the best way to spend our day together was to go on a really long walk. She told me when she moved up there she asked the people that were already living there what there was to do for fun in Fulton, and they told her that they just got a WalMart. She was very concerned about this, but she wanted to show me around regardless!
First off, she gave me a tour of campus, which was pretty cool! We walked down by the ponds, inside the buildings and then the art building. They had an art exhibit up, so we walked through it. The artists on exhibit were Notley Hawkins and Frank Stack. They were really beautiful and I took a couple pictures of my favorites. (By Frank Stack). This was way better than WalMart! 😉
After we walked through the William Woods campus, we walked around town, rented some movies and then made our way to Westminster University, which has an absolutely beautiful church on it, so we decided to walk to it to see if we can go into it, and this was Fulton’s best surprise not only was it a beautiful church, but it was also the National Winston Churchill Museum and there was a huge piece of the Berlin Wall! Ahhhh! All this in a tiny Missouri town! Now you may be wondering why Fulton, Missouri has a Winston Churchill Museum, that’s because Winston gave his “Sinews of Peace” speech there where he coined the term ‘iron curtain’.
The church is the Church of Saint Mary, Aldermanbury. It was actually built in London in the 16th century and moved over stone by stone to Fulton. It’s absolutely beautiful!
After going up to the church we went through the museum and it was really great and interactive. The admission price is really reasonable, and Lil and I managed to get in for free since we were so close to closing time! (That was super exciting for us!) The museum is great for people of all ages. There’s quite a bit of reading, but it’s also very interactive! We really enjoyed it. There is a lot about WW2, The Cold War and Winston Churchill’s life in general.
Outside of the museum is the sculpture called “Breakthrough”, and it’s made from 8 large sections of the Berlin Wall! It was really awesome to see and touch. It’s beautiful and a great way to pay homage to Winston Churchill and the Cold War.
After walking around more of the city we went back to Lil’s dorm, watched Fantastic Mr. Fox and American Beauty, and ate come frozen pizzas! Great times 🙂