Opening in stages between 2014 and 2015
The George Washington University has formed a philanthropic partnership with the Chicago-based Churchill Centre to establish the National Churchill Library and Center at GW. Housed on the first floor of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, this will be the first major research facility in the nation’s capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill.
As both scholar and statesman, Winston Churchill is an inspiring figure for his leadership and his diplomacy. The new Center, through its collections, interdisciplinary academic programs, and educational exhibits, will offer GW students, faculty, researchers, and the public the opportunity to examine the life and legacy of Churchill. The Churchill Centre has pledged $8 million to fund:
- Facilities - $2 million (estimate)
- Endowed Professorship of 20th Century British History - $2.5 million
- Endowed Curatorship of the Library and Center - $2.5 million
- Collection and Programming Endowment - $1 million
The National Churchill Library and Center will open in stages between 2014 and 2015. To learn more about how to support this important initiative, please contact Lee Pollock, Executive Director of the Churchill Centre at (312) 263-5637.