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Winston Churchill and the Emerald Lake Painting 

In the summer of 1929, Winston and his brother and their two sons toured North America by train. Every few days Winston presented a speech to sold out crowds and when they got to the mountains they took a few days of recreation.

This presentation tells the story of how one of the Churchill paintings, done in the Rockies, returned to Canada. It involves stories about his painting, of course, but also his interest in the oil industry, his cigars and how he ended up in New York City on the day the stock market crash happened.

Illustrated with photos and even a bit of unpublished film footage of Churchill painting, the stories in this presentation will illuminate another aspect of a public man who even won a Nobel Prize. And not for peace!

Presenter: David Finch is a Calgary historian, the author of dozens of books and once fell out of a tree while canoeing. 

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