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America's National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton will be among 25 museums and cultural institutions throughout Missouri offering free admission Sept. 21 on National Museum Day.

The annual free admission day is organized by Smithsonian Magazine, the official publication of the Smithsonian Institution.

Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country will provide free admission to anyone presenting a National Museum Day ticket for two. The ticket for two — one per email address — can be downloaded from the Museum Day website:

"This is a great opportunity for everyone to take advantage of free admission to our Museum or the participating cultural institution of their choice," said Timothy Riley, the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout director and chief curator of America's National Churchill Museum. "We look forward to seeing visitors from around the state and across the country to take in our many Museum exhibits, including our newest called The Few: Winston Churchill, The Royal Air Force, and the Battle of Britain."

The exhibit displays rarely seen items from the Museum's collection and archives related to the Eagle Squadrons and the Battle of Britain.

America's National Churchill Museum is the only Class A museum in North America dedicated to commemorating the life and times of former British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, the 20th century's greatest statesman. Other participating museums, according to Smithsonian Magazine, include:

Eastern Missouri

Campbell House Museum, St. Louis

Field House Museum, St. Louis

Historic Sappington House Museum, St. Louis

Missouri History Museum, St. Louis*

National Museum of Transportation, St. Louis


America's National Churchill Museum, Westminster College, Fulton

Museum of Anthropology, Columbia*

Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia*

Western Missouri

1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum, Independence

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph

American Jazz Museum, Kansas City

Andrew Co. Museum & Historical Society, Savannah

Black Archives Museum, St. Joseph

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Sedalia

Glore Psychiatric Museum, St. Joseph

National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence

National Silk Art Museum, Weston*

Pony Express National Museum, St. Joseph

Remington Nature Center, St. Joseph

Robidoux Row Museum, St. Joseph

St. Joseph Museums, St. Joseph

National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City

Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site, Kansas City

Walter Cronkite Memorial, St. Joseph*

(* denotes that admission is usually free at this museum.)

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