Churchill and the
Great Republic

Library of Congress


This online exhibition examines Winston S. Churchill's lifelong relationship with the United States — the nation he called “the Great Republic.” Interconnected paths offer visitors three ways to experience the story. The timeline offers a chronological look at Churchill’s long life and career, and it places him within a broader world context. Visitors can also follow major themes in Churchill’s life, such as his relationships with American Presidents and his commanding role in World War II. Within this interpretive section, audio tours by the curator are combined with detail animations to bring important objects to life. Finally, visitors can examine over 200 objects related to Churchill, including letters, photographs, maps, and personal documents.


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Reviews & Comments

“Terra Incognita listened to our expressed goals and wishes and put together an interactive that went beyond our expectations. The team can be relied upon to listen, be creative, and deliver.”

— Betsy Nahum-Miller, Online Exhibits Director

“We were really impressed by how simply, elegantly and transparently the navigation has been integrated into the content.”

— Communication Arts

“‘Great Republic’ puts the pieces together better than [most online exhibitions]. (So well in fact that you may not even notice how smoothly things are going.)”

— Christian Science Monitor