It’s the 100th anniversary of the night when the fated Titanic struck an iceberg, and the Titanic Museum is all abuzz with activities and events that will commemorate the fallen. On April 14th, the museum will be hosting “A Night to Remember: An Original Tribute to Titanic.” The Event line up includes the 50 PieceSpringfield Symphony Orchestra, two choir performances, descendants from the actual Titanic passengers, and the lighting of an “eternal flame.” The production is meant to honor the 2,208 people aboard the ship, and is sure to be a musical performance unlike any other.
In honor of the two wireless operators who sent the distress signal in the early hours of April 15, 1912, the museum is hosting a World-wide HAM Radio Communication from the 13th to the 15th. Amateur operators all around the world will try to reach stations in Ireland as the United States Coast Guard International Ice Patrol releases the museum’s rose petal tribute into the sea where the Titanic sank, courtesy of the Titanic guests who donated roses to the commemoration.
In addition to all of the exciting 100th anniversary events, the museum has also opened two new exhibits, the Survivor’s Wall of Stories and the Molly Brown Gallery Exhibit. Molly Brown, or “The Unsinkable Molly,” is perhaps one of the better-known Titanic Passengers. Now, you can learn all about her at this exhibit, which features priceless costumes, rare photographs and several of Molly’s personal possessions.
The Survivor’s Wall of Stories tells the tales of several individuals that survived the sinking of the Titanic. Involving more than two years of research, the exhibit honors the passengers by telling their stories and the stories of their families.
If you decide to head to Branson to commemorate the great Titanic and its passengers, be sure to check out some of the other activities in the area. The Red Hot & Blue and the World Famous Platter’s are within walking distance of the museum, and the Best Western Center Pointe Inn and Leisure Country Inn provide convenient lodging options.
Learn a little bit about the passengers that endured the Titanic catastrophe, and perhaps get in touch with your own personal history at the Titanic Museum of Branson.