Celebrations are planned all weekend at America’s National Churchill Museum in central Missouri’s Fulton. The facility reopens Friday, after being closed since March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Museum director and chief curator Timothy Riley says they’ve used the 16 months wisely:

Friday morning’s grand reopening ceremony begins at 11 in Latshaw Plaza, where Missouri Governor Mike Parson will deliver remarks. The Fulton museum is the only museum in North America that’s fully dedicated to commemorating the life of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who delivered his famous 1946 “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster.