The Titanic’s 100th Anniversary at the Titanic Museum

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.

17 thoughts on “The Titanic’s 100th Anniversary at the Titanic Museum”

  1. i think that it is so good that they are doing this. I would love to be able to go out there and check this out someday soon.

  2. I find it so sincere that the museum is showing tribute to the Titanic by hosting this 100th Anniversary. I would love to attend!

  3. I always have been interested in the history of the Titanic. I find it so fascinating, but I have yet to get the chance to go to the Titanic Museum. I think this would be the perfect opportunity to visit. I think the Survivor’s Wall of Stories seems like it would be an amazing exhibit, one that I would really like to check out.

  4. It sounds like a lot of time, effort, and creativity has been put into organizing this commemoration. As a history buff, I have a strong affinity fot the Titanic. I would love to attend this event, and am especially looking forward to the Survivor’s Wall of Stories.

  5. I think it is great that branson is celebrating the titanic’s 100th anniversary. I would love to attand and learn more about the tragic story and I am very exceited to go see the exhibit for the very first time. I know it will be a great performance tribute from the Springfield Orchestra and chior groups, i am looking forward to attending as soon as i can.

  6. I loved the movie, I still watch it till this day. So I need to go to the museum. There was a something like that in St, Louis a long time ago and it wasn’t as big and I loved it!! So I know this would be great.

  7. I have been to the Titanic, but it has been several years. The new exhibits seem very interesting to see, so I am definitely planning a trip to the museum!

  8. Can’t wait! Sounds like a once in a lifetime oppurtunity! 100 years.. time flys. Crazy that branson started same year as titanic sunk.

  9. Seems like everyone I know has gone there except for me! Everyone who has gone has told me how amazing it is. I think the Survivor’s Wall of Stories would be really interesting. I hope I can go sometime soon.

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