The National Churchill Library and Center, located on the first floor of The George Washington University’s Gelman Library, is the U.S. complement to the Churchill War Rooms and Chartwell House in England. Through its collections, interdisciplinary academic programs, and educational exhibits, the Center provides students, faculty, researchers, and the public the opportunity to examine the life and legacy of Churchill.
The Center’s entry features an all-glass storefront to promote openness and curiosity with large, borderless video monitors just inside the glass line. The bright, welcoming space accommodates up to 150 people who can view memorabilia and artifacts, conduct research, and participate in seminars, classes, and special events. The Center provides a reading room, work spaces for curators and visiting scholars, and catering facilities.
We explored a lot on our blog this year, from floating wetlands to Winston Churchill to equity in design.
The National Churchill Library and Center establishes a strong Churchillian presence in Washington, DC.