CHURCHILL IN WESTCHESTER
Title: CHURCHILL IN WESTCHESTER
Location: CORTLANDT TOWN HALL, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY
Description: This year marks the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain Speech,” which followed the multi-national military victory that defeated Nazi Germany during World War II. America’s most prominent partner in this undertaking was Winston Churchill, the wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain. Eight years before he emerged on the world stage, Winston Churchill delivered an historic lecture on “THE WORLD CRISIS” at the newly-opened Westchester County Center in White Plains in 1932 during a memorable two-month lecture tour of the United States.
Author and historian Anthony Czarnecki of Cortlandt Manor reveals the fascinating story behind Churchill’s appearance in Westchester County, what he said to an audience of 1,500 people, and how his visionary remarks came to re-shape post-war Europe. Mr. Czarnecki is the author of WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL SPOKE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY. He is a long-time member of the International Churchill Society and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Westchester County Historical Society and is a member of the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society. www.vancort.net
Start Time: 14:00
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