The Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri is honoring the Titanic’s legacy with a full year of events, including several that pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s tragic sinking.
|The Unsinkable Molly Brown|
- Margaret “The Unsinkable Molly” Brown Gallery: For the first time, an entire gallery will be dedicated to one of Titanic’s most popular, colorful passengers: Margaret “the Unsinkable Molly” Tobin Brown. You’ll see personal possessions, rare never-before-seen Molly Brown photographs, and priceless costumes Debbie Reynolds wore in the 1964 MGM hit movie musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. This exhibit was made possible by Helen Benziger, Brown’s great-granddaughter. She will be at the Titanic Museum on March 22 to dedicate the gallery. Brown was also from Hannibal, Missouri, adding to the interest in her person and legacy.
- Irish Month at the Titanic: This popular month-long annual event brings out the Irish in everyone who comes aboard. Music, singing, dancing, tall tales and Gaelic humor will rock the boat in joyous celebration of the men, women and the country that gave birth to Titanic.
- Titanic’s Rose Petal Memorial Tribute: Through April 1, visitors to the museum will be given a rose petal that will be placed in a memorial case to go out to sea on April 10. All of the rose petals will be placed out to sea by the United States Coast Guard International Ice Patrol at the exact site where we lost Titanic 100 years ago.
- Survivor’s Wall of Stories: Ever wondered what happened to the survivor’s aboard the Titanic. This exhibit guides visitors through the individual journeys of each of the survivors on the new exclusive Survivors’ Wall of Stories. Learn the details of their lives following the greatest maritime disaster of all time. Available through the end of spring.
- Titanic Branson Presents “A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to Titanic: On April 14 the museum is hosting “A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to Titanic,” honoring the 100th anniversary of the night the ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Musical performances, historic ceremonies and appearances by actual descendants of Titanic’s passengers and crew will highlight the production honoring the 2,208 people aboard the ship. The musical tribute will begin at noon (Central) on April 14 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson. Separate tickets are required for this event. Ticket Holders will receive a limited edition memorial dedicated to the ship’s history, including a DVD containing video tributes of the personal stories of selected passengers and crew. Share this milestone with your family. You will never forget it.
These are just a few of the unique events available at the Titanic Attraction in Branson. Check back soon to see what else the Titanic Museum has in store for 2012.