LONG BEACH, CA – The Queen Mary made her maiden voyage May 27, 1936. The 80th anniversary of that event will be celebrated on the ship.
MAY 27: 10:30 AM Queen Mary Well Deck / Bow Area
Sir Winston Churchill had a life-long connection to the Queen Mary. He was there at her launch and maiden sailing; used the ship as his ‘war-room’ at sea; and traveled aboard in peacetime.
Well known as a political icon and wartime leader, Winston Churchill was also a gifted artist.
In recognition of Churchill’s relationship to the Queen Mary and the 80th maiden voyage anniversary his great-grandson Randolph Churchill will dedicate a new Churchill paintings exhibition on the ship. The collection includes paintings and personal mementoes.
Loaned by the Churchill family and National Churchill Museum, the priceless collection will be presented in a new gallery space. Media access to the exhibit will follow the press conference.